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A higher risk of cardiovascular events has been reported in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA) than in otherwise similar patients with essential hypertension (EH). However, the evidence is limited by small sample size and potential confounding factors. We, therefore, compared the prevalence of cardiovascular events in 459 patients with PA diagnosed in(More)
BACKGROUND Initially based on histology, the diagnosis of renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is now based mostly on angiographic appearance because arterial tissue samples are rarely available. This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to assess the clinical relevance of a binary angiographic classification of FMD lesions (unifocal or(More)
The pathogenesis of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) remains unclear, but tobacco use is thought to be involved. This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate smoking first as a risk factor for renal artery FMD diagnosis and second as a modifier of the clinical and radiological phenotype of this disease. We retrieved 337 adult patients diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE To classify the renal artery (RA) anatomy based on specific requirements for endovascular renal artery denervation (RDN) in patients with drug-resistant hypertension (RH). MATERIALS AND METHODS The RA anatomy of 122 consecutive RH patients was evaluated by computed tomography angiography and classified as two types: A (main RA ≥20 mm in length and(More)
Linezolid is a recent addition to the antibiotic armamentarium against Gram-positive bacteria, including multiresistant staphylococci and enterococci. Linezolid is relatively well tolerated and is not believed to be nephrotoxic. However, we report the case of an 88-year-old woman who was treated for prosthetic joint infection and methicillin-resistant(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired nitric oxide (NO) release in chronic renal failure has been implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension and the progression of renal insufficiency. We investigated whether gene delivery of the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) improves NO release and reduces blood pressure and renal failure and injury in rats with reduced renal mass. (More)
OBJECTIVES Renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a heterogeneous condition with a broad and evolving phenotypic and angiographic spectrum. We documented therapeutic management in patients with renal artery FMD, by analyzing the medical records of hypertensive patients diagnosed with FMD at a single referral center from 1986 to 2012. METHODS(More)
Background—Initially based on histology, the diagnosis of renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is now based mostly on angiographic appearance because arterial tissue samples are rarely available. This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to assess the clinical relevance of a binary angiographic classification of FMD lesions (unifocal or(More)
UNLABELLED Identifying patients with Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) at the international level will have considerable value for understanding the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and susceptible genes in this arterial disease, but also for identifying eligible patients in clinical trials or cohorts. We present a two-step methodology to create a general(More)