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Sex Differences Exist in CPAP-related Kidney Improvements

Renal blood flow improved in both sexes, RAS activity decreased only in women


Newswise — Article title: Sex differences in renal hemodynamics and renin-angiotensin system activity post-CPAP therapy in humans with obstructive sleep apnea

Authors: David Donald McTavish Nicholl, Patrick J. Hanly, Ann Zalucky, George Handley, Darlene Y. Sola, Sofia Ahmed

From the authors: “[Continuous positive airway pressure] use was associated with improved renal hemodynamics in both sexes, and down-regulated renal [renin-angiotensin system] activity in women but not men.”

This study is highlighted as one of December's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

 

 

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