Effect of valsartan versus lisinopril on peritoneal sclerosis in rats


Duman S. , SEN S. , DUMAN C., OREOPOULOS D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, vol.28, no.2, pp.156-163, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-163

Abstract

Background: Peritoneal sclerosis (PS) is one of the most serious causes of failure in long-term peritoneal dialysis. Angiotensin II is known to promote fibrosis and inflammation in various tissues. We previously showed that ACE inhibitors (ACEIs) have beneficial effects on hypertonic PD solutions (3.86% PD) induced peritoneal alterations. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of an ACEI and a receptor blocker on peritoneal alterations induced by hypertonic PD solutions in rats.