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We studied the efficacy of the ACE inhibitor lisinopril in treating overt proteinuria in comparison with the NSAID indomethacin, and evaluated some of the conditions that could influence this antiproteinuric effect. In 12 patients with a proteinuria varying from 3.2 to 10.5 g/24 hr, a diastolic BP ranging from 64 to 105 mm Hg, and a GFR varying from 34 to(More)
The effects of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor lisinopril on blood pressure, proteinuria and renal hemodynamics were evaluated in 13 patients with renal disease of different origin. A comparison was made with the effects of conventional antihypertensive therapy. Both drug regimens significantly lowered blood pressure, while only after 12(More)
Elevated serum levels of the atherogenic and thrombogenic lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) have been recognized as a feature of the nephrotic syndrome associated hyperlipidaemia. To examine a possible relationship between serum Lp(a) concentration and proteinuria, serum albumin, or blood pressure, we studied nine patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria both at(More)
Both angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors like lisinopril and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like indomethacin have been shown to lower urinary protein excretion in renal disease. If this effect is caused by different mechanisms of action, the combination of these agents could have an additive antiproteinuric effect. We studied the(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous renal denervation (RDN) has recently been introduced as a treatment for therapy-resistant hypertension. Also, it has been suggested that RDN may be beneficial for other conditions characterised by increased sympathetic nerve activity. There are still many uncertainties with regard to efficacy, safety, predictors for success and(More)
We studied the effects of symptomatic, antiproteinuric treatment with NSAID's (n = 28) and ACE-inhibitors (n = 14) in patients with proteinuria due to idiopathic membranous glomerulopathy (MGP). These two treatment groups were compared with a group of patients who did not receive antiproteinuric medication (n = 14). Urinary protein loss was effectively(More)
1. Both the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, lisinopril, and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin, lower urinary protein excretion in renal disease and improve the selectivity of the residual proteinuria. Despite the clearly different renal haemodynamic profiles of the two drugs, we hypothesize that the antiproteinuric effect has a(More)
The antihypertensive and renal effects of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril were studied in a group of patients with moderate-to-severe hypertension and impaired renal function. After 12 weeks of treatment, most patients had good blood pressure response to lisinopril monotherapy. During this period, correlations between antihypertensive(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are known to lower urinary protein excretion in human renal disease. This proteinuria lowering effect of ACE inhibition has been hypothesized to be a result of renal hemodynamic changes due to the inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II) production. To test this hypothesis we studied the short-term effects of(More)
BACKGROUND The renal response to ACE inhibition is known to vary between individuals. The ACE genotype is a determinant of the ACE concentrations in plasma and tissue, and therefore might affect the renal response to ACE inhibition in renal patients. METHODS To test this hypothesis we studied the short-term response to ACE inhibition (enalapril or(More)