Journal article

Lowering of Proteinuria in Response to Antihypertensive Therapy Predicts Improved Renal Function in Late but Not in Early Diabetic Nephropathy: A Pooled Analysis

George Jerums, Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Erosha Premaratne, David A Power, Richard J MacIsaac

American Journal of Nephrology | S. Karger AG | Published : 2008


In late diabetic nephropathy (DN) the initial lowering of albumin excretion rate (AER) with antihypertensive therapy is proportional to the degree of subsequent preservation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Whether a similar relationship exists between AER and GFR in early diabetes is not known. The present analysis has compared AER and GFR responses to antihypertensive therapy in 33 published studies (77 treatment groups) of early and late DN in type 1 (T1) and type 2 (T2) diabetes, analyzed on an intention-to-treat basis. Prospective trials were included if the initial change in AER during the first year of therapy and the change in GFR during at least 2 years of follow-up could be est..

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