, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 257-260
Date: 08 Jun 2010

Use of Medications to Lower Urine Protein Level in Patients With Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Mehdi UF, Adams-Huet B, Raskin P, et al.: Addition of angiotensin receptor blockade or mineralocorticoid antagonism to maximal angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in diabetic nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol 2009, 20:2641–2650.


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Aldosterone promotes glomerular and tubular sclerosis independent of angiotensin II in animal models of diabetic nephropathy. Most human studies testing the renoprotective benefit of adding an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) or a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist to a regimen based on inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) used relatively low doses of ACE inhibitors (ACEIs). ...