Am Soc Nephrol --Nov: 1995

Selected Abstracts




Hypertension


Preadolescent and adolescent

h Renal mass and blood pressure in normal children

Genetics

h Deletion polymorphism of the ACE gene is a risk factor for target organ damage in essential hypertension

Hormonal aberrations

h Atrial natriuretic peptide is reduced both in white and black salt-sensitive hypertensives
h Endogenous erythropoietin correlates with arterial blood pressure in essential hypertension

Kidney in hypertension

h Nephrosclerosis in the white: no correlation between hypertension and renal histologic lesion
h Microalbuminuria and the renal vascular response to L-arginine in essential hypertension
h Losartan reduces albuminuria in patients with essential hypertension

Ambulatory monitoring

h Diurnal blood pressure variation in normotensive and hypertensive children and adolescents

Tests for LVH

h Left ventricular hypertrophy and systolic dysfunction in non- insulin dependent diabetic patients with and without diabetic nephropathy

Elderly

h Salt loading and hypertension in the elderly

Ethnic populations

h Nocturnal blood pressure in treated hypertensive African Americans compared to treated hypertensive European Americans
h Do racial differences exist for early target organ damage in essential hypertension

Renovascular hypertension

h Outcomes and risks of renal revascularization in azotemic atherosclerotic patients

Renal transplant patients

h In kidney transplanted patients developing graft renal artery stenosis erythrosis appears before blood pressure increases
h Cyclosporine A-induced salt sensitive hypertension: role of nitric oxide

Women

h Birth weight and adult hypertension in women
h Second trimester 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: can it predict the development of hypertension in primigravidae?

ACE inhibitors

h Prolonged treatment with the renin inhibitor Remikiren in hypertensive patients with different degrees of impaired renal function

Alpha and alpha/beta blockers

h Captopril and doxasozin induce similar change in renal hemodynamics in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus


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