Special Issue "Gender Differences in Cardiovascular and/or Renal Disease"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Nephrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2023 | Viewed by 68

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Santina Cottone
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Guest Editor
Nephroloy and Dialysis Unit with Hypertension Centre, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Maternal & Infant Care, Internal Medicine & Medical Specialties (PROMISE), University of Palermo, “Paolo Giaccone” University Hospital, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: chronic kidney disease pathophysiology; primary and secondary forms of arterial hypertension; pathophysiology of arterial hypertension; endothelium; atherosclerosis; cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The historical bias towards studies of men in clinical and physiological research has generated guidance and recommendations regarding the sex balance and subanalysis in clinical trials. In 1976, data from the Framingham Heart Study showed differences in the incidence of cardiovascular disease by age and sex, suggesting that premenopausal women had fewer cardiovascular and coronary events compared with men, and also compared with postmenopausal women of the same age. It is well established that sex differences exist in markers of vascular function, including endothelial function, among numerous clinical populations. Moreover, healthy aging is associated with a progressive decline in endothelial function, and this is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease; however, sex differences exist in this rate of decline.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to enable young researchers to share their research in the field of gender differences in cardiovascular disease/risk and in the cardio-renal continuum.

We invite authors to submit original articles and review articles dealing with clinical and pathophysiological disparities between the sexes in arterial hypertension and targeting organ damage, cardiorenal syndrome, and chronic kidney disease secondary to cardiovascular disease. 

Prof. Dr. Santina Cottone
Guest Editor

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  • endothelium
  • glomerular filtration rate
  • proteinuria
  • hypertension
  • inflammation

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