Compelling drug indications in diabetic and nondiabetic nephropathy
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- Ritz, E., Dikow, R. & Zeier, M. Current Science Inc (2004) 6: 293. doi:10.1007/s11906-004-0024-6
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.