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    ABSTRACT: Two sisters were found to have Bartter's syndrome. Both had hypokalemia, hyperreninemia, normal BPs, and decreased pressor responses to angiotensin II. During a water diuresis, patient 1 had an abnormally low distal tubular fractional reabsorption of chloride initially, but this normalized after hypokalemia was corrected for one year. Patient 2 had no demonstrable defect in chloride transport. Hypokalemia in Bartter's syndrome may be caused by some hereditary mechanisms other than defective reabsorption of chloride in the distal tubules.
    Archives of Internal Medicine 06/1982; 142(5):906-8. · 13.25 Impact Factor
  • Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 04/1982; 71(3):295-301.
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    ABSTRACT: We examined the role of dietary electrolytes and humoral factors in causing seasonal changes in blood pressure. Normal subjects had no seasonal difference in blood pressure, although urinary sodium and norepinephrine were significantly higher in winter than in summer. In patients with essential hypertension blood pressure, urinary sodium and norepinephrine excretion and plasma norepinephrine concentration were significantly higher in winter. Plasma renin activity, plasma and urinary aldosterone and urinary kallikrein excretion were not significantly different between the two seasons in both normal subjects and hypertensive patients. In conclusions, the blood pressure of patients with essential hypertension has a seasonal variation with higher pressures in the winter than in the summer. Increased sympathetic nervous activity and an increased load of sodium presented to the kidney for excretion may be contributing factors in the rise in blood pressure in winter in patients with essential hypertension.
    Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice 02/1982; 4(3):341-54.
  • Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 12/1981; 70(11):1526-30.
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    ABSTRACT: 5 alpha-dihydrocortisol has been reported to amplify the mineralocorticoid activity of aldosterone. In this study 5 alpha-dihydrocortisol was administered to unilaterally nephrectomized rats treated with 11-deoxcorticosterone acetate (DOCA) and sodium chloride to examine its potentiating effect on the elevation of blood pressure in these animals. Subcutaneous administration of DOCA at two dose levels (40 microgram and 100 microgram/100 g of body weight 3 times a week) resulted in a significant rise in blood pressure when compared with controls given no DOCA. However, concomitaut injection of 5 alpha-dihydrocortisol (300 microgram/100 g of body weight 3 times a week) with both doses of DOCA did not accelerate the development or potentiate the severity of the hypertension in a 4 week period. Furthermore, administration of 5 alpha-dihydrocortisol did not cause a further decrease in plasma renin activity or a greater increase in urinary kallikrein excretion than those observed after DOCA alone. Thus, 5 alpha-dihydrocortisol does not potentiate DOCA in the production of low renin hypertension in unilaterally nephrectomized salt-loaded rats.
    Endocrinologia japonica 01/1981; 27(6):769-73.