Adherence to antihypertensive agents and blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease.

@article{Schmitt2010AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to antihypertensive agents and blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Kristen E Schmitt and Christine F Edie and Paul F. Laflam and Loretta A. Simbartl and Charuhas V. Thakar},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={541-8}
}
BACKGROUND hypertension is a modifiable risk factor in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and medication adherence (MA) is critical in reaching the treatment goals. Patterns of MA for antihypertensive agents and its impact on blood pressure (BP) in CKD practice settings are not well studied. METHODS we examined 7,227 CKD patients receiving at least one antihypertensive prescription between 2006 and 2007. Outpatient BP measurements were averaged as high (>130/ 80 mm Hg) versus normal (others). MA… CONTINUE READING