Silvio Borrelli

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BACKGROUND Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement allows a better risk stratification in essential hypertension compared with office blood pressure measurement, but its prognostic role in nondialysis chronic kidney disease has been poorly investigated. METHODS The prognostic role of daytime and nighttime systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) in(More)
BACKGROUND The role of white coat hypertension (WCH) in the poor control of blood pressure (BP) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is ill defined. METHODS We measured systolic clinical (CBP) and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in 290 consecutive patients with non-dialysis CKD [glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)]. We defined normotension(More)
BACKGROUND Whether blood pressure (BP) plays an independent predictive role in the onset of decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) remains ill-defined because existing meta-analyses have incorporated data from studies that included individuals with low GFRs at baseline. This question is critical to optimize chronic kidney disease prevention in the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of nonadherence in a cohort of renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and to evaluate prospectively whether more intense clinical surveillance and reduced pill number enhanced adherence. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was carried out in 310 stable RTRs in whom adherence, life satisfaction, and(More)
BACKGROUND Nondipping status is associated with greater cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and faster progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We examined whether shifting 1 antihypertensive drug from morning to evening restores the circadian rhythm of blood pressure in nondipper patients with CKD. STUDY DESIGN 8-week clinical trial without a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prognosis in nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients under regular nephrology care is rarely investigated. Design, setting, participants, & measurements We prospectively followed from 2003 to death or June 2010 a cohort of 1248 patients with CKD stages 3 to 5 and previous nephrology care ≥1 year in 25 Italian outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In chronic kidney disease (CKD), no data on resistant hypertension (RH) are so far available despite the high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension. We evaluated frequency, correlates and prognosis of RH in 300 consecutive incident hypertensive CKD patients in an academic renal clinic. METHODS RH was defined as office blood pressure (BP)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate effect of age on hypertensive status in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS We studied 459 prevalent CKD patients (stages 2-5, no dialysis), grouped by age (< 55, 55-64, 65-74, >or= 75 years), undergoing clinical blood pressure (CBP) and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measurement. RESULTS Prevalence of diabetes, left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Whether nephrology management improves over time achievement of blood pressure (BP) goal (<130/<80 mm Hg) in nondialysis CKD is still ill-defined. This historical cohort analysis evaluated the relationship between 1-year nephrology management and BP control in 275 incident CKD patients in an academic renal clinic. METHODS Comparative analysis(More)
Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains above the target of <140/90 mm Hg in the general population and <130/80 mm Hg in people with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease (CKD) in spite of the use of at least three full-dose antihypertensive drugs including a diuretic, or as blood pressure that reaches the target by means of(More)