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Hydrochlorothiazide—Its time is up

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is the most commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive worldwide and the most frequently prescribed diuretic in the United States. More than 95% of prescriptions are for doses of 25mg or less. Despite these unequivocal prescribing patterns, HCTZ has…

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Hypertension Clinical Trial Cheat Sheet

Nephrologists treat hypertension! And not just in our advanced CKD/ESRD patients. For folks (including fellows in training) who are perhaps more interested in hypertension than the average nephrologist, certification from the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) can offer…

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Hypertensive emergency during dialysis

We had an interesting discussion yesterday about a young patient with ESRD secondary to diabetic nephropathy who was recently initiated on hemodialysis and reported headaches, chest heaviness and shortness of breath during dialysis sessions associated with a rise…

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