Hypertension and nephrology

[Press Release of the Hungarian Society of Hypertension Concerning the New American Hypertension Limit – the Hungarian Limit Remains 140/90 mmHg Still!]

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

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[The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline update for Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) was published in the summer of 2017 and has become a very important guidance of the complex therapy of patients with CKD. It is well known that, besides infections, cardiovascular diseases in close causal relationship with CKD-MBD are leading mortality factors of patients with CKD. Therefore the publication of the new international guideline is especially important. A Nationwide Professional Advisory Board summoned upon the initiative of the Hungarian team of Sanofi-Aventis had its assembly in September 2017 focusing on the current approaches of the therapy of calcium-phosphate metabolism in CKD patients in Hungary. Board members compared the differences between the 2009 and 2017 KDIGO guidelines and reviewed the 2011 Hungarian CKD-MBD recommendation and the relevant financing protocol. Board members assessed the applicability of the new guideline to current Hungarian practice. As compared to the previous 2009 guideline, although a number of issues were revised and modified in the light of new research and clinical results in the new 2017 guideline, most of the recommendations are still applicable tooure very day practice. It is a fundamental requirement to keep to the new guideline including the modified recommendations to optimize the long term life expectancy and quality of life of patients with CKD. The purpose of this article is to compare the 2009 and 2017 KDIGO guidelines in terms of calcium-phosphate metabolism and the treatment of hyperphosphataemia focusing on the new or modified guideline recommendations in order to assess the feasibility of their implementation in Hungarian practice. Based on available evidence and the new KDIGO guideline, board member sout lined the direction of changes of the Hungarian CKD-MBD protocol and the prescription rules of the related medications.]

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