Kidney and Blood Pressure Regulation
Editor(s): Suzuki H. (Saitama)
Saruta T. (Tokyo)
Publication year: 2004
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Contributions to Nephrology , Vol. 143
Editor(s): Ronco C. (Vicenza)
VIII + 172 p., 37 fig., 8 tab., hard cover, 2004
This book reviews experimental data which form the basis of our current understanding of the association between hypertension and kidney diseases: The pathogenesis of increased blood pressure, the mechanisms by which systemic hypertension promotes progressive kidney failure, and the impact of antihypertensive agents on experimental renal mechanisms involved in hypertension. Furthermore, the role of angiotensin II receptor blockers in both the control of systemic blood pressure and the reduction of proteinuria is examined in an attempt to define optimal therapeutic strategies to prevent the otherwise inexorable deterioration of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease.