Blood pressure drugs could help repair damaged kidneys
Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 00:00
  

London: Blood pressure drugs could someday be used to allow damaged kidneys to repair themselves, researchers have claimed.



If successful, the treatment could cut the numbers who need a kidney transplant every year or who are on constant dialysis.

The claim is based on a study of patients given ACE inhibitors, a common set of blood pressure drugs, conducted by Giuseppe Remuzzi, Ariela Benigni, and Marina Morigi from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Bergamo, Italy.

A trial on 112 patients showed that the half who were given an ACE inhibitor were less likely to suffer from kidney failure than those who received standard treatment, reports telegraph.co.uk.



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First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 00:00



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