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Title: Effect of enalapril treatment on progression of the nephrotoxic serum nephritis model of renal failure in the rat.
Austin Authors: Jackson, B ;Debrevi, L
Affiliation: University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Feb-1988
Publication information: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology; 15(2): 131-6
Abstract: 1. Nephrotoxic serum nephritis was induced immunologically in uninephrectomized Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 24). One-half were assigned randomly to treatment with enalapril (5 mg/kg per 24 h). 2. Untreated rats (n = 12) developed a progressive fall in creatinine clearance, a progressive rise in systolic blood pressure and marked proteinuria over a 6 week period. The mortality rate was 42% at 5 weeks and 66% at 6 weeks. 3. Enalapril-treated rats (n = 12) had no significant reduction in systolic blood pressure, and a similar reduction in creatinine clearance to that in untreated rats. Mortality was 50% at 5 weeks, and 92% at 6 weeks. 4. Proteinuria but not the blood pressure rise was significantly reduced by enalapril treatment. 5. Converting enzyme inhibitors may have a specific role in the treatment of nephritic diseases.
Gov't Doc #: 2856051
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
Blood Pressure.drug effects
Glomerular Filtration Rate.drug effects
Kidney Failure, Chronic.chemically induced.mortality.physiopathology
Nephritis.chemically induced
Proteinuria.chemically induced
Rats, Inbred Strains
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