Effect of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on survival in kidney transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Jiang2018EffectOR,
  title={Effect of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on survival in kidney transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Y X Jiang and Tu-run Song and Yang Qiu and Jin-Peng Liu and Xian-ding Wang and Z L Huang and Tao Lin},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, specifically angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), have confirmed renoprotective benefits in patients with proteinuria and hypertension. However, it remains controversial whether these agents are beneficial to kidney recipients. We conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of ACEI/ARB treatment on patient and allograft survival after kidney transplant. The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library… CONTINUE READING