n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts




Extracted from text ... Abstracts are selected on the basis of interest to our readers. Publication does not suggest an endorsement of content or valida - tion of conclusions. ABSTRACTS C M E A p r i l 2 0 0 3 Vo l . 2 1 No . 4 235 Angiotensin-IIreceptor antagonists in diabetic nephropathy The end-organ damage caused by type 2 diabetes mellitus causes concern and poses public health problems worldwide. Of particular interest in three recently published papers was nephropathy, which causes almost 40% of all incident dialysis cases in the USA. Average survival once end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has developed is 2 years, most of the deaths being from renal disease. Microalbuminuria precedes overt diabetic nephropathy, and this stage is readily detectable. It is also potentially reversible. Irbesartan ..


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