May 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Blog from the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Disease Meeting Beyond Cholesterol: Role of Omega-3 Fatty acids in etiology of Coronary Heart Disease Lecturer: Daan Kromhout, MD (Wageneengen University, The Netherlands) Blogger: Hsiao Lai, MD (East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine) [Critique this blog] Reviewed several studies: “7 Countries Study – n=500” […]
April 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Blog from the 2011 Keynote address of the 25th Annual Internal Medicine Research Day.
March 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment
A look at intense blood pressure control to slow the progression of kidney disease in children.
Phase 2 of the AASK trial is presented here. Phase 1 of the trial showed that the use of ACE-inhibitors in African-American patients with hypertension and minimal proteinuria was superior at preventing the development of ESRD than beta-blockade or use of dihydropyridines. Phase 2 analyzes this data over a 10-year follow-up period.
A thorough presentation that guides the general practitioner through the complexity of hypertension management. Evidence-based guidelines are presented throughout the presentation for the use of commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive medications.