Use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers and survival in patients on peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Fang2008UseOA,
  title={Use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers and survival in patients on peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={W. J. Fang and Dimitrios George Oreopoulos and Joanne M. Bargman},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={3704-10}
}
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have been shown to improve outcome in patients with renal failure not on dialysis therapy and patients on haemodialysis (HD). However, their effect on survival has not been studied in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The present study examined the association between therapy with ACE inhibitor/ARB and mortality in patients undergoing chronic PD. METHODS All patients who commenced PD between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2005 at the… CONTINUE READING
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