Journal article

Measurement of aldosterone in feline, canine and human urine

HM Syme, MGR Fletcher, SR Bailey, J Elliott

JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Systemic hypertension is an important problem in older cats associated with kidney disease and hypokalaemia, suggesting that excessive activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system might contribute to the hypertensive state. Fluctuations in plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone concentrations complicate the interpretation of these assays. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether measurement of urinary aldosterone excretion in cats aided the investigation of hypertension. METHODS: Urine concentrations of free (ethyl acetate extract) and 18-glucuronidated aldosterone (acid hydrolysis before extraction) were measured by radioimmunoassay in normal, nor..

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