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Investigation of wheather addition of angiotensin receptor blocker (Irbesartan) to recommended doses of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (trandolapril) is more effective in decreasing amount of protein in urine in patients with diabetic kidney disease than high doses of trandolapril.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Diabetic Kidney Disease
High dose ACE-I vs ARB
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:15-0400
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