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Saline infusion test (SIT), captopril challenge test (CCT), fludrocortisone suppression test (FST) and oral sodium loading test (SLT) are recommended by the Endocrine Society's clinical practice guidelines to diagnose primary aldosteronism, but which one is the best remains controversial. We aimed to summarize the available comparative data and evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of these four tests.
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Name: Clinical endocrinology
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a major cause of secondary hypertension and presents a higher risk for cardio-cerebrovascular (CCV) events compared with essential hypertension. To diagnose PA after a po...
The diagnostic workup for primary aldosteronism includes a screening step using the aldosterone-to-renin ratio (ARR) and a confirmatory step based on dynamic testing of aldosterone secretion autonomy....
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Background: The most common pharmacologic test for diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA) is administration of captopril to examine whether abnormal aldosterone to plasma rennin activity ...
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Primary aldosteronism (PA) is one of the most common cause of endocrine and resistant hypertension. Current studies have shown that the activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone syst...
The present study was undertaken prospectively to compare the diagnostic significance of the SSST with the CCT in hypertensive patients with suspected PA using the FST as the reference sta...
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