Reuters Health Information Services. This
is a professional news site run by Reuters, which is free for the moment, but which will probably be
subscription only very soon. You can get the week's top health stories here, or use the news search tool to find news relevant to
hypertension, dialysis, renal or any other topic. Try putting in the above key words. You will not
be disappointed. Enjoy this free site while you still can.
Press Releases: DOCTOR'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET
This excellent site has a very comprehensive list of press releases, most of them from drug and
medical device manufacturers, describing new products.
Press Releases: AMERICAN MEDICAL
Note: The WWW address for the AMA press release site is http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/sci-news/1995/snrindex.htm. To access the
latest press release, click on the link just above.
You will need to
register with the AMA before being allowed to access this material.
Selected articles from
News Alerts: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
September 19, 1996.
Beta-Agonists Safe and Effective in Mild
August 28, 1996.
NHLBI Scientists Find Link Between Common
Virus and Restenosis
May 21, 1996.
Need for Early, Aggressive Hypertension
September 21, 1995.
Over Angioplasy for Patients With Diabetes
September 1, 1995.
Review of Furberg paper.
Review of Psaty paper.
Full text of Psaty paper (you must register to use the AMA
Bayer (manufacturer of nifedipine) press
commenting on debate between Drs. Furberg and Messerli at the November 1995 AHA meeting.
Background to FDA advisory committee
on this topic. (January 24, 1996)
Initial FDA advisory committee
recommendations. (January 25, 1996)
Long-term study of calcium antagonists: Reassessment of the Furberg
Calcium antagonists and mortality in patients with coronary artery
disease: A cohort study of 11,575 patients
(Jul 96 JACC)
Calcium channel blockade and the incidence of cancer in aged
(Aug 96 LANCET)
Press Releases: AMERICAN HEART
Excellent pointers to recently published articles in AHA journals.
The site is: http://www.amhrt.org/news/news.htm.
analyses from the USRDS (United States Renal Data Systems)
Note: The URL for the USRDS home page is http://www.med.umich.edu/usrds/. Browse down to Gold Notes
for summaries of (relatively) new findings.
November 1, 1995.
NIH announces new trial evaluating
alternate-day prednisone and fish oil supplements in young patients with
IgA nephropathy (as announced in the accompanying article by RJ
Hogg in the November issue of Am J Kidney Disease).
September 26, 1995.
FDA expands access to experimental treatment
for advanced renal cell cancer (From Health Info-Com Network
Medical Newsletter, reproduced with permission). This news alert from
the FDA announces establishment of a treatment IND (investigational new
drug) for autolymphocyte therapy for renal cell carcinoma.