Current Hypertension Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 293–299

Compelling drug indications in diabetic and nondiabetic nephropathy

  • Eberhard Ritz
  • Ralf Dikow
  • Martin Zeier
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11906-004-0024-6

Cite this article as:
Ritz, E., Dikow, R. & Zeier, M. Current Science Inc (2004) 6: 293. doi:10.1007/s11906-004-0024-6

Abstract

To halt progression of renal disease, the combination of several interventional strategies is recommended. The most important components comprise lowering of systolic blood pressure to approximately 120 mm Hg; providing pharmacologic blockade of the renin-angiotensin system by angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers; and reducing proteinuria to rates of less than 1 g/d.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Ritz
    • 1
  • Ralf Dikow
    • 1
  • Martin Zeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineRuperto-Carola UniversityHeidelbergGermany