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Cystatin C and cardiovascular disease: a Mendelian randomization study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-08-30)
BACKGROUND<br> Epidemiological studies show that high circulating cystatin C is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), independent of creatinine-based renal function measurements. It is unclear whether this relationship is causal, arises from residual confounding, and/or is a consequence of reverse causation.<br> OBJECTIVES<br>The aim of this study was to use Mendelian randomization ...
Elevated blood pressure is not associated with accelerated glomerular filtration rate decline in the general non-diabetic middle-aged population
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-14)
Although hypertension is a risk factor for end-stage renal disease, this complication develops in only a minority of hypertensive patients. Whether non-malignant hypertension itself is sufficient to cause reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is unclear. We investigated whether elevated blood pressure (BP) was associated with accelerated GFR decline in the general population. The study ...