Tag Archives: Monitoring

Danish research underlines the importance of monitoring kidney function in patients doing well on antiretrovirals

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The prevalence of impaired kidney function is low among white HIV-positive individuals with an undetectable viral load, Danish investigators report in HIV Medicine.  However, the rate was still double that seen in closely matched HIV-negative controls (4% vs 2%), and as a risk factor for impaired kidney function, infection with HIV was… Read More »

High Blood Pressure Can be Diagnosed and Managed by Home Monitoring

Highlights: Blood pressure levels of 130/80 mmHg or greater measured at home can be used to diagnose elevated blood pressure (hypertension) in white, black and Hispanic adults in the US Blood pressure readings made at home believed to reflect true values since, clinic readings may be affected by factors such as patient anxiety and apprehension… Read More »