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  • NGAL and CVD: Blinkers off!

    Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct 10. pii: S0272-6386(14)01163-9. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.07.025. [Epub ahead of print] Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated...

    DIALYSIS CATHETER THROMBOSES

    By Dr NICHOLAS FARDON, CONSULTANT RENAL PHYSICIAN AT THE SHEFFIELD KIDNEY INSTITUTE, SHEFFIELD, UK: SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE OF > 2000 TUNELLED DIALYSIS...
  • PURE Confusion

    Two articles have been published this month in the NEJM relating to the PURE study outcomes: N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14;371(7):601-11. doi:...

    BE SMART ON SHARP!

    J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Aug;25(8):1825-33. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013090965. Epub 2014 May 1.   This publication from the SHARP study group showed NO...

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Case of the Month

  October 2014

A 50 year old woman has IgA nephropathy with an eGFR of 55mls/min/1.73m2 

She has 0.2gm/24 hours of proteinuria. Her BP is persistently 150/90.

Which of the following statements about BP and reducing cardiovascular risk is correct?

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