USPSTF: No evidence for routine blood pressure screening in children
Just over a third of hypertensive kidney patients are at target BP
Major finding: Of a large group of patients with chronic kidney disease and comorbid hypertension, 36% were at the blood pressure goal of less...
Low blood pressure may harm rather than help patients with chronic kidney disease
Major finding: The results – which include the finding that a diastolic blood pressure value below 70 mm Hg was associated with higher mortality...
FDA warns about serious GI symptoms with olmesartan
IOM: Cut daily sodium, but not below 2,300 mg
High blood pressure begins early in overweight children
Major finding: Children who went from normal weight to overweight or obese over 2.5 years were 57% more likely to develop prehypertension and 87%...
Six questions flag risk for cardiovascular hospitalization
Major finding: Any positive answer on the QVSFS at baseline was associated with a 62% greater incidence of hospitalization or an ED visit for...
Diabetes care has improved but still falls short
Major Finding: The proportion of adults with diabetes who met recommended targets for glycated hemoglobin levels, blood pressure, and LDL...
Basing hypertension treatment on BMI
For hypertension, pair CPAP with weight loss
Major finding: Mean systolic blood pressure decreased by 14 mm Hg in the combination group at 24 weeks, compared with 7 mm Hg with weight loss...
Cuba's economic crisis yielded reduced diabetes, CVD, death
Major finding: The overall diabetes incidence decreased by 53% during and immediately after the economic crisis, then rebounded, rising by 140%...