How to limit screening of patients for atheromatous renal artery stenosis in two-drug resistant hypertension?

@article{Ducher2005HowTL,
  title={How to limit screening of patients for atheromatous renal artery stenosis in two-drug resistant hypertension?},
  author={Michel Ducher and Catherine Cerutti and Andr{\'e} Marquand and Claire Mounier-V{\'e}hier and Olivier Hanon and Xavier Girerd and Christophe Ader and Laurent Faucillon Marc Juillard and J. R. Fauvel},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          161-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The DRASTIC model based on nine variables (age, gender, recent onset of hypertension, smoking status, body mass index (BMI), abdominal bruit, atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia and creatininemia) has been proposed to predict renal artery stenosis (RAS) occurrence. METHODS In a prospective multicenter study, the clinical usefulness of the DRASTIC model was checked in 336 patients with two-drug resistant hypertension. RAS was excluded using at least color Doppler sonography. RAS was… CONTINUE READING