Figure 628

Proteinuria as a marker for progressive renal disease. Nephrotic proteinuria may be a more important and independent marker for progression of renal disease than is hypertension. That is, patients in whom massive proteinuria and hypertension coexist have the worst renal prognosis. In a study of over 400 patients with renal insufficiency followed over 2 years, Locatelli and coworkers [38] found that patients who had both a mean blood pressure (BP) higher than 107 mm Hg and protein excretion of 1 to 3 g/24 h had the lowest rates of renal survival.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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