07 May Chronic Kidney Disease Still Highly Prevalent in Hypertensive Patients
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Tanushree Banerjee, M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Department of General Internal Medicine,
San Francisco General Hospital,
University of California, San Francisco,
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased among adults with diagnosed hypertension (HTN), undiagnosed HTN and pre-hypertension as compared to normotension. However, whether CKD prevalence has changed across each of these groups is unknown.
The prevalence of CKD decreased over time among persons with diagnosed, undiagnosed, and pre-hypertension while there was not any change in normotensives.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Our findings suggest that the large magnitude of the chronic kidney disease prevalence rates in the diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension groups supports the continued importance of national public health efforts that aim to improve blood pressure (BP) control and delay new cases of CKD.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: We should try to estimate temporal trends for prevalence of high blood pressure in the CKD population.
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NKF Spring 2017 Meeting abstract:
TRENDS IN PREVALENCE OF CKD IN DIAGNOSED, UNDIAGNOSED, AND PRE-HYPERTENSION AMONG U.S. ADULTS
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Last Updated on May 7, 2017 by Marie Benz MD FAAD