Journal article

RENAL, CARDIOVASCULAR AND HORMONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUNG-ADULTS WITH AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY-DISEASE

SB HARRAP, DL DAVIES, AM MACNICOL, AF DOMINICZAK, R FRASER, AF WRIGHT, ML WATSON, JD BRIGGS

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL | BLACKWELL SCIENCE INC | Published : 1991

Abstract

We studied young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) to determine the characteristics that precede renal impairment. Nineteen affected (A) and 20 unaffected (U) offspring from families with ADPKD showed no significant differences in basal glomerular filtration rate (A: mean 97, SD 19; U: 100, SD 23 ml/min/1.73 m2) or renal functional reserve, but effective renal plasma flow was significantly lower in affected offspring (A: 532, SD 86; U: 605, SD 118 ml/min/1.73 m2, P less than 0.01). Plasma renin activity [A: median 26 (95% CI: 15 to 37); U: 14 (11 to 27) microU/ml, P less than 0.05, one-tailed test] and aldosterone [A: 2.5 (2.0 to 3.0), U: 1.0 (1.5 to 2.0) micro..

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