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    Rinsho byori. The Japanese…
    2006

[Screening tests and diagnostic examinations of hypertensives for primary aldosteronism].

@article{Omura2006ScreeningTA,
  title={[Screening tests and diagnostic examinations of hypertensives for primary aldosteronism].},
  author={Masao Omura and Tetsuo Nishikawa},
  journal={Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 11},
  pages={
          1157-63
        }
}
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a form of surgically curable secondary hypertension. The prevalence of PA among hypertensive patients is reportedly between 5 and 15% and hypokalemia is rare in patients with PA. Therefore, hypertensives should be screened for PA. The aldosterone (PAC)-renin activity (PRA) ratio (ARR) has widely been used as the initial screening for PA; however, it is reported that the diagnosis of PA should not be based on the finding of a raised ARR. We compared the sensitivity… CONTINUE READING

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