Diuretics: Pharmacology, Therapeutic Uses and Adverse Side Effects

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Lars Wouters (Editor)

Series: Pharmacology – Research, Safety Testing and Regulation, Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED071000

Diuretics are drugs that increase urine water and salt excretion, and for that reason they are widely used for treating arterial hypertension, and edematous states such as decompensated cardiac failure, cirrhosis, and nephropathy. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the pharmacology, therapeutic uses and adverse side effects of diuretics. Topics include the aquaretic effect of vasopressin V2 receptor antagonists; basic principles of diuretic therapy; predictors to blood pressure response and the adverse side effects of thiazide diuretics; diuretic therapy in heart failure; diuretics as antiepileptics; and potent diuretics and potassium sparing agents. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

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Preface

The Aquaretic Effect of Vasopressin V2 Receptor Antagonists
(Adriana Castello Costa Girardi, Luciene Regina Carraro-Lacroix, Carla Patrícia Amorim Carneiro de Morais, Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Cardiology, Heart Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Basic Principles of Diuretic Therapy
(Consolación Rosado, Pilar Fraile, Nephrology Department, Ávila Hospital Complex, Spain, and University Hospital of Salamanca, Spain, and others)

Predictors to the Blood Pressure Response and Adverse Side Effects of Thiazide Diuretics
(Chin-Chou Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Department of Medical Research and Education, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital; Cardiovascular Research Center and Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Diuretic Therapy in Heart Failure: Principles and Practice
(Natallia Maroz, Amir Kazory, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, and others)

Diuretics as Antiepileptics
(Edward H. Maa, Denver Health and Hospitals, Denver, Colorado, USA, and others)

Potent Diuretics and Potassium-sparing Agents: Their Uses and Risks
(Carlos G. Musso, Jose Jauregui, Nephrology & Internal Medicine Divisions, Biology Ageing Research Unit – IAGG – GARN, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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