HDCN Article Reviews/Hyperlinks by Date -  Autumn , 2003  

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C-Reactive protein and coronary artery calcification : The Study of Inherited Risk of Coronary Atherosclerosis (SIRCA) ATVB  
B-blockers in hypertension -the emperor has no clothes: An open letter to present and prospective drafters of new guidelines for the treatment of hypertension Am J Hypertens  
T594M variant of the epithelial sodium channel B-subunit gene and hypertension in individuals of African ancestry in South Africa Am J Hypertens  
Serum potassium and stroke risk among treated hypertensive adults Am J Hypertens  
Hydralazine for treatment of severe hypertension in pregnancy : Meta-analysis Br Med J  
Effects of eplerenone, enalapril, and eplerenone/enalapril in patients with essential hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy : The 4E-Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Study Circulation  
Diabetes and idiopathic cardiomyopathy : A nationwide case-control study Diabetes Care  
Progression of coronary artery calcification in type 1 diabetes : The importance of glycemic control Diabetes Care  
Secondary prevention of cardiovascular events with long-term pravastatin in patients with diabetes or impaired fasting glucose : Results from the LIPID trial Diabetes Care  
Signs of nephropathy may occur early in young adults with diabetes despite modern diabetes management : Results from the nationwide population-based DISS Diabetes Care  
Vitamin C affects thrombosis/ fibrinolysis system and reactive hyperemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease Diabetes Care  
Is the relation of systolic blood pressure to risk of cardiovascular disease continuous and graded, or are there critical values? Hypertension  
Unique lipoprotein phenotype and genotype associated with exceptional longevity J Am Med Assoc  
Psychosocial factors and risk of hypertension : The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study J Am Med Assoc  
Amlodipine reduces cyclosporin-induced hyperuricaemia in hypertensive renal transplant recipients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers : What to do if the serum creatinine and/or serum potassium concentration rises Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Long-term effects of intensive blood-pressure lowering on arterial wall stiffness in hypertensive patients Am J Hypertens  
Efficacy of low-dose spironolactone in subjects with resistant hypertension Am J Hypertens  
Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse pressure : An evaluation of their joint effect on mortality Ann Int Med  
Use of metabolic markers to identify overweight individuals who are insulin resistant Ann Intern Med  
Do thiazide diuretics confer specific protection against strokes? Arch Intern Med  
Diastolic heart failure Brit Med J  
Predictors of improved renal function after percutaneous stent-supported angioplasty of severe atherosclerotic ostial renal artery stenosis Circulation  
Effects of hypertension and obesity on the sympathetic activation of heart failure patients Hypertension  
Influence of weight reduction on blood pressure : A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Hypertension  
The effects of rosiglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma agonist , on markers of endothelial cell activation, C-reactive protein, and fibrinogen levels J Am Coll Cardiol  
Plasma amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and accuracy of heart-failure diagnosis in primary care J Am Coll Cardiol  
End-organ susceptibility as a determinant of renal disease in hypertension Kidney Int  
Effects of different blood-pressure-lowering regimens on major cardiovascular events : Results of prospectively-designed overviews of randomised trials Lancet  
Stroke prevention with the oral direct thrombin inhibitor ximelagatran compared with warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (SPORTIF III) Lancet  
Lp(a) lipoprotein, vascular disease, and mortality in the elderly N Engl J Med  
Valsartan, Captopril , or both in myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction , or both N Engl J Med  
Pieces of the preeclampsia puzzle Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Direct comparison of the effects of valsartan and amlodipine on renal hemodynamics in human essential hypertension Am J Hypertens  
Extent of cardiovascular risk reduction associated eith treatment of isolated systolic hypertension Arch Int Med  
Human CRP gene polymorphism influences CRP levels : Implications for the prediction and pathogenesis of coronary heart disease Arterioscler Thromb Vasc  
Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on sympathetic neural mechanisms in hypertension Circulation  
Microalbuminuria and all-cause mortality in treated hypertensive individuals: Does sex matter?: The Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT), Norway Circulation  
Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care  
The combined effect of triple therapy with rosiglitazone, metformin, and insulin aspart in type 2 diabetic patients Diabetes Care  
Primary prevention of cardiovascular events with low-dose aspirin and vitamin E in type 2 diabetic patients : Results of the Primary Prevention Project (PPP) trial Diabetes Care  
Seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure Hypertension  
Blood pressure lowering in essential hypertension with an oral renin inhibitor, aliskiren Hypertension  
Determinants of salt sensitivity in black and white normotensive and hypertensive women Hypertension  
A calcium antagonist vs a non-calcium antagonist hypertension treatment strategy for patients with coronary artery disease: The International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study (INVEST) J Am Med Assoc  
Results of the pilot study for the hypertension in the very elderly trial J Hypertens  
Mediterranean diet, cocoa and cardiovascular disease : A sweeter life, a longer life, or both? J Hypertens  
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system polymorphisms and essential hypertension : Where are we? J Hypertens  
Hypertension in very old people J Hypertens  
Self-measurement of blood pressure in the office and at home J Hypertens  
Hypertensive nephrosclerosis in African Americans Kidney Int  
After all those fat years: Renal consequences of obesity Nephrol Dial Transplant  

Dialysis, Chronic Renal Failure
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Gastrointestinal and pancreatic function in peritoneal dialysis patients: Their relationship with malnutrition and peritoneal membrane abnormalities Am J Kidney Dis  
Hypercoagulability , a serious problem in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis, and its correction after kidney transplantation Am J Kidney Dis  
Developing clinical performance measures based on the Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines : Process, outcomes, and implications Am J Kidney Dis  
Outcome of plasma exchange therapy in thrombotic microangiopathy After Renal Transplantation Am J Transplant  
Relationship of serotonergic antidepressants and need for blood transfusion in orthopedic surgical patients Arch Int Med  
Restless legs syndrome symptoms in primary care: a prevalence study Arch Int Med  
Inhaled insulin provides improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with oral agents: A randomized controlled trial Arch Int Med  
Disseminated intravascular coagulation : Old disease, new hope Br Med J  
Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions associated with lepirudin in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Circulation  
Citrate pharmacokinetics and metabolism in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic critically ill patients Crit Care Med  
Nonremovable, windowed, fiberglass cast boot in the treatment of diabetic plantar ulcers : Efficacy, safety, and compliance Diabetes Care  
Tele-screening for diabetic retinopathy with the retinal thickness analyzer Diabetes Care  
Sustained effect of intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus on development and progression of diabetic nephropathy : The EDIC Study J Am Med Assoc  
Glucose control and mortality in critically ill patients J Am Med Assoc  
Protocolized anemia management with erythropoietin in hemodialysis patients: A randomized controlled trial J Am Soc Nephrol  
Prevention of bone loss in renal transplant recipients: A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous pamidronate J Am Soc Nephrol  
Improved acidosis correction and recovery of mesothelial cell mass with neutral-pH bicarbonate dialysis solution among children undergoing automated peritoneal dialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
How to manage the renal patient with coronary heart disease : The agony and the ecstasy of opinion-based medicine J Am Soc Nephrol  
Hypertension and progression of chronic renal insufficiency in children : A report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) J Am Soc Nephrol  
Regular monitoring of access flow compared with monitoring of venous pressure fails to improve graft survival J Am Soc Nephrol  
Prospective study of Neuropeptide Y as an adverse cardiovascular risk factor in end-stage renal disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Accelerated coronary artery calcification in mildly reduced renal function of high-risk hypertensives : A 3-year prospective observation J Hypertens  
Aggressive treatment of early fistula failure Kidney Int  
Hemoglobin variability in epoetin-treated hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Determinants of glomerular hypofiltration in aging humans Kidney Int  
Maps of end-stage renal disease and amounts of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors prescribed in Japan Kidney Int  
Risk factors for increased variability in dialysis delivery in haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Effects of biofilm formation on haemodialysis monitor disinfection Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The rate of progression of renal disease may not be slower in women compared with men: A patient-level meta-analysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Prediction of time-averaged concentration of haemoglobin in haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
A timesaving method to create a fixed puncture route for the buttonhole technique Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Inferior vena cava diameter determines left ventricular geometry in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients: An echocardiographic study Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantation Am J Kidney Dis  
Sudden blindness caused by anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in 5 children on continuous peritoneal dialysis Am J Kidney Dis  
Letters debating free iron release with iron gluconate vs. sucrose Am J Kidney Dis  
Progression of renal insufficiency in type 2 diabetes with and without microalbuminuria: Results of the Heart Outcomes and Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) randomized study Am J Kidney Dis  
Long-term study of high-comorbidity ESRD patients converted from conventional to short daily hemodialysis Am J Kidney Dis  
A comparison of persons who present for preemptive and nonpreemptive kidney transplantation Am J Kidney Dis  
The association of initial hemodialysis access type with mortality outcomes in elderly medicare ESRD patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy and its effect on survival in a clinical trial of immunomodulating therapy for severe sepsis Am J Med  
Vascular access surveillance : Evaluation of combining dynamic venous pressure and vascular access blood flow measurements Am J Nephrol  
Anemia : A continuing problem following kidney transplantation Am J Transplant  
An improved definition of immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in postoperative orthopedic patients Arch Intern Med  
Controlling methicillin resistant Ssaphylococcus aureus Brit Med J  
Survival of functionally anuric patients on automated peritoneal dialysis: The European APD Outcome Study J Am Soc Nephrol  
Preventing bone loss in renal transplant recipients with vitamin D J Am Soc Nephrol  
Racial differences in the progression from chronic renal insufficiency to end-stage renal disease in the United States J Am Soc Nephrol  
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition but not angiotensin II receptor blockade regulates matrix metalloproteinase activity in patients with glomerulonephritis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Comparison of arteriovenous grafts in the thigh and upper extremities in hemodialysis patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis : Comparison of adjusted mortality rates according to the duration of dialysis: Analysis of the Netherlands Cooperative Study J Am Soc Nephrol  
Glucose degradation products (GDP) retard remesothelialization independently of d-glucose concentration Kidney Int  
Body size and outcomes on peritoneal dialysis in the United States Kidney Int  
Role of excess volume in the pathophysiology of hypertension in chronic kidney disease Kidney Int  
Serum albumin concentration in dialysis patients: Why does it remain resistant to therapy? Kidney Int Supp  
Reduction of circulating microemboli in the subclavian vein of patients undergoing haemodialysis using pre-filled instead of dry dialysers Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Unexpected haemodynamic instability associated with standard bicarbonate haemodialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Onset of arterial `steal' following proximal angioaccess : Immediate and delayed types Nephrol Dial Transplant  
In the erythropoietin era, can we forget alternative or adjunctive therapies for renal anaemia management? The androgen example Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with mild to moderate chronic renal failure: To dilate or not to dilate? Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The implications of water quality in hemodialysis Sem Dial  
Arteriovenous fistula creation : Should US nephrologists get involved? Am J Kidney Dis  
Peritoneoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter and bowel perforation : Experience of an interventional nephrology program Am J Kidney Dis  
Pediatric convective hemofiltration : Normocarb replacement fluid and citrate anticoagulation Am J Kidney Dis  
Evolution of naturally acquired hepatitis B immunity in the long- term hemodialysis population Am J Kidney Dis  
Pain in hemodialysis patients: Prevalence, cause, severity, and management Am J Kidney Dis  
Are antihypertensive drugs used to maximally reduce cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients? Am J Kidney Dis  
Effects of sevelamer hydrochloride and calcium acetate on the oral bioavailability of ciprofloxacin Am J Kidney Dis  
Two male siblings with hereditary renal hypouricemia and exercise-induced ARF Am J Kidney Dis  
Diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers : Predicting which ones will not heal Am J Med  
Chest pain relief by nitroglycerin does not predict active coronary artery disease Ann Intern Med  
Adrenaline in the treatment of anaphylaxis : What is the evidence? Brit Med J  
Impact of renal insufficiency in patients undergoing primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction Circulation  
Kidney function during and after withdrawal of long-term irbesartan treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria Diabetes Care  
Benefits and risks of solitary islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes using steroid-sparing immunosuppression : The National Institutes of Health experience Diabetes Care  
Effect of blood pressure on early decline in kidney function among hypertensive men Hypertension  
Effects of high-flux hemodialysis on clinical outcomes: Results of the HEMO Study J Am Soc Nephrol  
Association of comorbid conditions and mortality in hemodialysis patients in Europe, Japan, and the United States : The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) J Am Soc Nephrol  
Sympathetic nerve activity is inappropriately increased in chronic renal disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Best threshold for diagnosis of stenosis or thrombosis within six months of access flow measurement in arteriovenousfistulae J Am Soc Nephrol  
Evidence for impaired assimilation of protein in chronic renal failure Kidney Int  
Removal of middle molecules and protein-bound solutes by peritoneal dialysis and relation with uremic symptoms Kidney Int  
Circulating level of 2-macroglobulin- 2-microglobulin complex in hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Determination of urea distribution volume for Kt/V assessed by conductivity monitoring Kidney Int  
Effect of dialyser membrane pore size on plasma homocysteine levels in haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Icodextrin-associated peritonitis : What conclusions thus far? Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Left ventricular hypertrophy: A surrogate end point or correlate of cardiovascular events in kidney disease? Nephrol Dial Transplant  
A simple risk score predicts poor quality of life and non-survival at 1 year follow-up in dialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Intra- and post-dialytic changes of haemoglobin concentrations in non-anaemic haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The effect of frequent or occasional dialysis-associated hypotension on survival of patients on maintenance haemodialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  

Clinical Nephrology
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Urinary albumin to osmolality ratio predicts 24-hour urine albumin excretion in diabetes mellitus Am J Kidney Dis  
Early and late effects of low-dose aspirin on renal function in elderly patients Am J Med  
Report of the American Society of Transplantation Conference on immunosuppressive drugs and the use of generic immunosuppressants Am J Transplant  
Laparoscopic (vs. open) live donor nephrectomy : A UNOS database analysis of early graft function and survival Am J Transplant  
Sulfatides: Targets for anti-phospholipid antibodies Circulation  
X-Linked Alport syndrome : Natural history and genotype-phenotype correlations in girls and women belonging to 195 families: A "European Community Alport Syndrome Concerted Action" J Am Soc Nephrol  
Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease Kidney Int  
Long-term renal survival in HIV-associated nephropathy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition Kidney Int  
Development of autoantibodies before the clinical onset of systemic lupus erythematosus N Engl J Med  
Comparison of ximelagatran with warfarin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after total knee replacement N Engl J Med  
The prevention of radiocontrast-agent-induced nephropathy by hemofiltration N Engl J Med  
Prognosis in proliferative lupus nephritis : The role of socio- economic status and race/ethnicity Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Pulse cyclophosphamide inadequately suppresses reoccurrence of minimal change nephrotic syndrome in corticoid-dependent children Nephrol Dial Transplant  
A comparison between cystatin C, plasma creatinine and the Cockcroft and Gault formula for the estimation of glomerular filtration rate Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Thrombotic microangiopathy after renal transplantation in the United States Am J Kidney Dis  
Old-for-old kidney allocation allows successful expansion of the donor and recipient pool Am J Transplant  
Cardiovascular disease reduction in the outpatient kidney transplant clinic Am J Transplant  
Preemptive renal transplantation : Why not? Am J Transplant  
Risk of fatal and nonfatal lactic acidosis with metformin use in type 2 diabetes mellitus : Systematic review and meta- analysis Arch Intern Med  
10-minute consultation: Recurrent urinary tract infection in women Brit Med J  
Hyperkalaemia and impaired renal function in patients taking spironolactone for congestive heart failure : Retrospective study Brit Med J  
High-dose vasopressin is not superior to norepinephrine in septic shock Crit Care Med  
A new oral therapy for long QT syndrome J Am Coll Cardiol  
Fenoldopam mesylate for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy : A randomized controlled trial J Am Med Assoc  
Hepatitis C and renal transplantation in the era of modern immunosuppression J Am Soc Nephrol  
Genetic variation in the renin-angiotensin system and progression of diabetic nephropathy J Am Soc Nephrol  
Controversial issues in the treatment of hyperkalaemia Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Likelihood ratios in the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis by magnetic resonance angiography compared with renal angiography Am J Hypertens  
Plasmapheresis therapy for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with small-vessel vasculitis Am J Kidney Dis  
Light chain deposition disease with renal involvement: Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors Am J Kidney Dis  
Intestinal calcium absorption is associated with bone mass in stone-forming women with idiopathic hypercalciuria Am J Kidney Dis  
Increased plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) and the risk of idiopathic and recurrent venous thromboembolism Am J Med  
What's new and what's hot in transplantation : Clinical science ATC 2003 Am J Transplant  
Relationship of pulmonary artery catheter use to mortality and resource utilization in patients with severe sepsis Crit Care Med  
Survival after pancreas transplantation in patients with diabetes and preserved kidney function J Am Med Assoc  
Cyclosporin A administration during pregnancy induces a permanent nephron deficit in young rabbits J Am Soc Nephrol  
Management of glomerular proteinuria : A commentary J Am Soc Nephrol  
ACE inhibition limits chronic injury of kidney transplant even with treatment started when lesions are established Kidney Int  
Premature coronary-artery atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus N Engl J Med  
The long-term effect of doxazosin, finasteride, and combination therapy on the clinical progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia N Engl J Med  
Prevalence and correlates of accelerated atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus N Engl J Med  

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