Francisco Eugenio Rodríguez Castellanos

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BACKGROUND A proper measurement of renal function is important for diagnosis and stratification of kidney disease. Several methods have been used to predict glomerular filtration rate, however the results have been variable depending on the population studied. We aimed to compare the performances of 4 glomerular filtration rate tests with inulin clearance(More)
The decision to treat, or not treat, uncomplicated mild hypertension should be based on a formal estimate of absolute cardiovascular risk and not on an arbitrary blood pressure threshold. The decision to initiate pharmacologic treatment requires consideration of the degree of blood pressure elevation, the presence of target organ damage, and the presence of(More)
Individuals with elevated blood pressure are at increased risk for cardiovascular events and death. Almost 50% of essential hypertension is salt-sensitive, this characteristic increases and becomes more prevalent with age. Salt sensitivity has been linked to an increased risk for the development of left ventricular hypertrophy, proteinuria, and a blunted(More)
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