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Increased blood viscosity is associated with reduced renal function and elevated urinary albumin excretion in essential hypertensives without chronic kidney disease.
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PMID:  23154588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Increased blood viscosity reduces blood flow and elevates vascular resistance in the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to elucidate how blood viscosity could affect renal function and eventually contribute to renal damage in essential hypertensives (EHT). In 164 untreated EHT without apparent renal damage (96 men, 56±12 years old, creatinine clearance 123±33 ml min(-1) per 1.73 m(2) and urinary albumin excretion 19±19 mg per day), blood and plasma viscosity was determined using a falling ball microviscometer. Blood viscosity correlated negatively with creatinine clearance (r=-0.185, P=0.018) and positively with urinary albumin excretion (r=0.253, P=0.001). This indicated that increased blood viscosity is associated with reduced renal function and worsening of albuminuria in EHT. Stepwise multiple regression analysis identified blood viscosity as an independent determinant of creatinine clearance (R(2)=0.058) and urinary albumin excretion (R(2)=0.216). In conclusion, increased blood viscosity may be a risk for development of renal disease in EHT.Hypertension Research advance online publication, 15 November 2012; doi:10.1038/hr.2012.172.
Hiroko Sugimori; Fumihiro Tomoda; Tsutomu Koike; Hiroko Kurosaki; Toshitaka Masutani; Maiko Ohara; Satoshi Kagitani; Hiroshi Inoue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1348-4214     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9307690     Medline TA:  Hypertens Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.
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