Richard A. Banks

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23 unselected patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension, whose average supine blood pressure after two months' observation on no treatment was 154/99 mm Hg, were entered into an eight week double blind randomised crossover study of one month's treatment with slow release potassium tablets (60 mmol/day) versus placebo without alteration of(More)
The aetiology, clinical course and affected organs were studied in 124 patients with acquired systemic amyloidosis and seven patients with organ-limited amyloid deposits. Seventy-five patients had reactive systemic AA amyloidosis, which was associated with rheumatic disease in 55 and with chronic infection in 13 cases. Forty-nine patients had systemic AL(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis as a consequence of central venous hemodialysis catheter colonization is a major cause of morbidity in the hemodialysis population. We have previously shown that the majority of catheters become colonized and that this is associated with peripheral bacteremia. The time period over which this colonization occurs is unknown. METHOD A(More)
2 cases of active focal proliferative glomerulonephritis, lymphocytic malignant lymphoma and leucocytoclastic vasculitis are described. 1 presented with the nephrotic syndrome and progressive renal impairment, the other with acute renal failure. Cryoglobulins were detected in the serum of 1 patient, but not in that of the other. Initial renal and skin(More)
Twenty-four patients with moderate to severe hypertension were treated for four weeks with captopril, an oral inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme. The fall in blood pressure with captopril alone correlated with pretreatment plasma renin activity. The effect of adding either hydrochlorothiazide or propranolol to the captopril treatment was then(More)
Patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and limited joint mobility (LJM) were studied to determine if altered respiratory mechanics were another manifestation of a generalized disturbance in collagen metabolism. Lung volumes and maximal expiratory flow volume curves were measured in 23 patients with IDDM. Patients were divided into 2(More)
The clinical presentation and spectrum of renal histopathology is described in 143 patients aged 60 years or more, with renal disease. In 82 patients renal biopsy revealed primary renal disease. In the remainder, changes associated with systemic conditions were found. These included amyloidosis, polyarteritis nodosa and hypertension. Fifty patients present(More)
In a study of 124 patients with systemic amyloidosis, renal involvement was the major presenting feature in 68 per cent of patients with AA and 42 per cent with AL disease. Renal failure contributed to the deaths of 72 per cent and 33 per cent of patients respectively. In 23 renal biopsies from patients with AA disease, quantitative glomerular amyloid(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and Henoch-Schoenlein purpura (HSP) are clinically distinct conditions indistinguishable on renal biopsy. However, progression from IgAN to HSP has rarely been reported, particularly in adults. We report such a case: a young man with biopsy-proven IgAN and no systemic features of HSP who six years later developed classical HSP. This(More)