February 23, 2021
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Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes has revised its guideline on managing blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease. The guideline was originally published in 2012.
“Since then, completion of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health along with several related meta-analyses and the revision of BP guidelines by many guideline task forces around the world prompted the re-examination of the KDIGO guideline on BP,” the organization wrote in an executive summary, noting the guideline is still specific to patients with CKD not receiving dialysis as “the definition, management, and nuances of high BP” are vastly different between the two patient populations.
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According to a press release, the three primary areas covered in the update include: techniques for blood pressure measurement, lifestyle interventions for lowering blood pressure and distinct recommendations for blood pressure management in adults and children, as well as kidney transplant recipients…