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BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine whether, in high-risk hypertensive patients with a reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR), treatment with a calcium channel blocker or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lowers the incidence of renal disease outcomes compared with treatment with a diuretic. METHODS We conducted post hoc analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The role of statin therapy in the progression of kidney disease is unclear. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial, post hoc analyses. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 10,060 participants in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial(More)
BACKGROUND Antihypertensive drugs with favorable metabolic effects are advocated for first-line therapy in hypertensive patients with metabolic/cardiometabolic syndrome (MetS). We compared outcomes by race in hypertensive individuals with and without MetS treated with a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone), a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The value of the Framingham equation in predicting cardiovascular risk in African Americans and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unclear. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the addition of CKD and race to the Framingham equation improves risk stratification in hypertensive patients. METHODS Participants in the(More)
Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis is a debilitating chronic disease that can have a serious impact on patients' quality of life. There currently is no therapeutics standard for controlling palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, but various treatments, many of which have serious toxic side effects, have been used to treat this disease, including methotrexate. We(More)
Acute cutaneous necrosis is characterised by a wide range of aetiologies and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, warranting complex considerations in management. Early recognition is imperative in diagnosis and management of sudden gangrenous changes in the skin. This review discusses major causes of cutaneous necrosis, examines the need(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The role of statins in preventing cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unclear. This paper compares cardiovascular outcomes with pravastatin vs. usual care, stratified by baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). METHODS Post-hoc analyses of a prospective randomized open-label clinical trial;(More)
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