Robert M . Carey

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Resistant hypertension is a common clinical problem faced by both primary care clinicians and specialists. While the exact prevalence of resistant hypertension is unknown, clinical trials suggest that it is not rare, involving perhaps 20% to 30% of study participants. As older age and obesity are 2 of the strongest risk factors for uncontrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with primary aldosteronism. PARTICIPANTS The Task Force included a chair, selected by the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee of the Endocrine Society, six additional experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. The guideline was cosponsored by American Heart Association,(More)
Essential hypertension has a heritability as high as 30-50%, but its genetic cause(s) has not been determined despite intensive investigation. The renal dopaminergic system exerts a pivotal role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance and participates in the pathogenesis of genetic hypertension. In genetic hypertension, the ability of dopamine and(More)
The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors Flt-1 and Flk-1 in the rat kidney was examined during ontogeny using Northern blot analysis and immunocytochemistry. In prevascular embryonic kidneys (embryonic day 14 [E14]), immunoreactive Flt-1 and Flk-1 were observed in isolated angioblasts, whereas VEGF was not detected.(More)
The angiotensin AT2 receptor modulates renal production of cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP; J. Clin. Invest. 1996. 97:1978-1982). In the present study, we hypothesized that angiotensin II (Ang II) acts at the AT2 receptor to stimulate renal production of nitric oxide leading to the previously observed increase in cGMP. Using a microdialysis(More)
The vast majority of the known biological effects of the renin-angiotensin system are mediated by the type-1 (AT1) receptor, and the functions of the type-2 (AT2) receptor are largely unknown. We investigated the role of the AT2 receptor in the vascular and renal responses to physiological increases in angiotensin II (ANG II) in mice with targeted deletion(More)
The renal effects of angiotensin II(AII) are attributed to AT1 receptors. In contrast, the function of renal AT2 receptors in unknown. Using a microdialysis technique, we monitored changes in renal interstitial fluid (RIF) prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and cyclic guanosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cGMP) in response to dietary sodium (Na) depletion alone, or Na(More)
A precise measurement of the anomalous g value, a(mu) = (g-2)/2, for the positive muon has been made at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron. The result a(mu+) = 11 659 202(14) (6) x 10(-10) (1.3 ppm) is in good agreement with previous measurements and has an error one third that of the combined previous data. The current theoretical value from(More)
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a coordinated hormonal cascade in the control of cardiovascular, renal, and adrenal function that governs body fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as arterial pressure. The classical RAS consists of a circulating endocrine system in which the principal effector hormone is angiotensin (ANG) II. ANG is produced by the(More)