The pulsatility index and the resistive index in renal arteries in patients with hypertension and chronic renal failure

L J Petersen, J R Petersen, S D Ladefoged, J Mehlsen, H A Jensen

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Abstract

The pulsatility index (PI) and the resistive index (RI) are used as pulsed-wave Doppler measurement of downstream renal artery resistance. Little information is available on their value in chronic renal failure and their correlation to parameters of renal function and haemodynamics. The aim was to compare PI and RI of renal arteries in healthy volunteers and in patients with hypertension and chronic renal failure, and furthermore to study the correlation of these indices to measurements of renal haemodynamics and function by standard methods in patients with renal failure and hypertension.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Volume10
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)2060-4
Number of pages5
ISSN0931-0509
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1995

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