Letters ABCD of hypertension treatment

Tell patients risk of acute kidney injury

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2717 (Published 03 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2717
  1. Alasdair I Moonie, acute physician1
  1. 1York Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. allymoonie{at}hotmail.com

Ritter’s article emphasises the risk to renal function from angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (which also apply to direct renin inhibitors, such as aliskiren) during illness with salt and water depletion.1 Acute physicians and nephrologists often deal with …

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