Comparative Study of the Effect of Ace-Inhibitors and Other Antihypertensive Agents on Proteinuria in Diabetic Patients

  • M. De Courten
  • L. Böhlen
  • P. Weidmann


The incidence and prevalence of renal failure secondary to diabetes mellitus has steadily increased over the past decade in the United States [1], so that diabetes is now the leading cause of end-stage renal failure [2]. Microalbuminuria (30–300 mg/24 h) predicts overt nephropathy (proteinuria > 300 mg/24 h) and chronic renal failure in diabetic subjects [3] and has a powerful association with macro vascular disease unexplained by simultaneous existing cardiovascular risk factors [4].


Glomerular Filtration Rate Diabetic Nephropathy Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Systemic Blood Pressure Overt Nephropathy 
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  • M. De Courten
  • L. Böhlen
  • P. Weidmann

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