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      Hypertension and Plasma Renin Activity in Experimentally Induced Chronic Pyelonephritis

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          The present authors conducted a series of experiments with mongrel dogs, in which unilateral chronic pyelonephritis was induced and postoperative changes in blood pressure and plasma renin activity were observed over a period of 3 months. The pyelonephritis infection was brought about by a method involving vesicoureteral reflux and ureteral dysfunction, as described in a previous paper. Pre- and postoperative levels of systolic pressure were compared, but no definite trends were found for the first 3 weeks after operation. At 30, 60 and 90 days the pressures were found to have risen by 21.2 ± 14.6 and 17.1 ± 16.7 mm Hg, respectively. No appreciable change in the plasma renin activity was found, however, at any stage. From these results it was concluded that experimentally induced chronic pyelonephritis in dogs caused a rise in blood pressure. No connection between the pyelonephritis and the renin angiotensin system was found.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1976
          1976
          28 November 2008
          : 17
          : 3
          : 215-223
          Affiliations
          Department of Urology, Akita University School of Medicine (Director: Prof. S. Tsuchida), Akita, First Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine (Director: Prof. S. Arai), Yamagata, and Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine (Director: K. Yoshinaga), Sendai
          Article
          180725 Nephron 1976;17:215–223
          10.1159/000180725
          940627
          © 1976 S. Karger AG, Basel

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