Pablo E. Pergola

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Oxidative stress and inflammation are mediators in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications, and they are inseparably linked as each begets and amplifies the other. CKD-associated oxidative stress is due to increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and diminished antioxidant capacity. The latter is(More)
BACKGROUND Lowering of blood pressure prevents stroke but optimum target levels to prevent recurrent stroke are unknown. We investigated the effects of different blood-pressure targets on the rate of recurrent stroke in patients with recent lacunar stroke. METHODS In this randomised open-label trial, eligible patients lived in North America, Latin(More)
BACKGROUND The kidney biomarker that best reflects risk of stroke is unknown. We sought to evaluate the association of stroke with 3 kidney biomarkers: albuminuria, cystatin C, and glomerular filtration rate. METHODS These 3 biomarkers were determined in 3,287 participants without history of stroke from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a longitudinal(More)
Cellular mechanisms responsible for the loss of capillary wall permselectivity in diabetic nephropathy are not well characterized. ZO-1 is a junctional protein involved in the assembly and proper function of a number of tight junctions and is also expressed at the junction of podocytes with the slit diaphragm. We investigated the effect of diabetes and high(More)
This study examined the baseline characteristics, racial/ethnic differences, and geographic differences among participants in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) study. The SPS3 trial enrolled patients who experienced a symptomatic small subcortical stroke (lacunar stroke) within the previous 6 months and an eligible lesion on(More)
UNLABELLED Studies suggest a J-shaped association between blood pressure and cardiovascular events in the setting of intensive systolic blood pressure control; whether there is a similar association with stroke remains less well established. The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes was a randomized trial to evaluate higher (130-149 mm Hg)(More)
BACKGROUND Peginesatide is a peptide-based erythropoiesis-stimulating agent that was designed and engineered to stimulate specifically the erythropoietin receptor dimer that governs erythropoiesis. The primary objective of this phase 2 dose-finding study was to determine the once-monthly peginesatide dosing strategy that would maintain hemoglobin within(More)
Aim: DMAB is a human monoclonal antibody that binds to RANK ligand to inhibit osteoclast-mediated resorption and is approved to prevent skeletal-related events in pts with bone metastases from solid tumors. DMAB-induced inhibition of bone resorption may impact calcium (Ca) homeostasis, affecting serum Ca levels. This study evaluated the incidence of(More)
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