SAMUEL T. R. REVELL JR., M.D.; FRANCIS J. BORGES, M.D.; GEORGE ENTWISLE, M.D.; JOHN D. YOUNG JR., M.D.
Unilateral renal disease may give rise to a reversible form of severe arterial hypertension.1-5 The prevalence of such lesions is unknown, and there is no reliable method for screening hypertensive patients for such correctable disease. A number of tests have been developed to aid in the solution of this problem, and the following report summarizes our experience with such tests.
1. Differential Renal Excretion of Urine and Its Sodium Concentration: In 1956 Howard et al.4 reported that a significant reduction in urine volume and its sodium concentration from one kidney as compared to that obtained simultaneously
REVELL STR, BORGES FJ, ENTWISLE G, YOUNG JD. AN APPRAISAL OF CERTAIN TESTS FOR THE DETECTION OF HYPERTENSION OF UNILATERAL RENAL ORIGIN12. Ann Intern Med. ;53:970–991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-970
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(5):970-991.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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