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A prospective randomised trial was carried out in 14 patients with severe 'idiopathic' acute crescentic glomerulonephritis. The mean percentage of crescents was 78 per cent and 11 patients were anuric at presentation. Eight patients received pulses of methylprednisolone, immunosuppressive drugs and anticoagulants and six the same therapeutic regimen plus(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether low protein diets retard the development of end stage renal disease. DESIGN Meta-analysis of 46 trials since 1975, from which six randomised controlled trials were selected. SETTING Five trials in Europe and one in Australia between 1982 and 1991. SUBJECTS 890 patients with mild to severe chronic renal failure who were(More)
The effects of moderate to severe renal impairment on kinetics of the H2-blocker ranitidine were investigated in 16 patients divided into two groups. Mean inulin clearance (ClIn) was 35 +/- 18.3 ml/min/1.73 m2 in group I and 7.4 +/- 3.5 ml/min/1.73 m2 in group II. Each patient received a single 150-mg oral dose of ranitidine. Values determined were maximum(More)
1. The kinetics of the hypolipidaemic drug, ciprofibrate, were studied after a single oral dose (100 mg) in subjects with normal renal function (n = 6), patients with mild (n = 6) and severe (n = 6) renal insufficiency as well as in haemodialysed patients (n = 5). 2. Under fasting conditions, ciprofibrate, was absorbed rapidly in subjects with normal renal(More)
By using a highly specific chromatographic technique, the effect of renal failure on the pharmacokinetics of the six main components of teicoplanin, taken individually or as a whole, was assessed for over 120 h after administration of a 3-mg/kg intravenous dose to healthy volunteers (group 1, n = 6) and to noninfected patients with moderate (group 2, n = 6)(More)
A 1-mg/kg IV bolus injection and a 150-mg (one tablet) oral dose of ranitidine were given to seven normal subjects. At least 1 wk separated the two doses. Ranitidine disappeared from plasma with a half-life of about 2.5 hr. Half of the oral dose was effectively absorbed and half of the absorbed amount was found unchanged in urine. Total body clearance was(More)
A study of the clinical, etiological and histological features of the nephrotic syndrome occurring in 76 adults aged over 60 was performed. Membranous nephropathy was the most frequent type (40%). 32% of the cases of membranous nephropathy were associated with another disease which was a malignant one in 22% of the cases. In 2 cases a renal vein thrombosis(More)
We examined the renal hemodynamic modifications induced by a selective angiotensin II (AII) AT1 receptor antagonist, losartan, in 10 patients with essential hypertension. In this single-blind study, renal hemodynamic parameters were determined twice (patients were their own controls) first after a 15-day single-blind placebo run-in period and again after a(More)