Captopril - a breakthrough in treating diabetic renal disease

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Captopril can protect against renal deterioration in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and overt nephropathy, according to a large, placebo-controlled study. This effect may be due to a property of captopril that is independent of the drug's recognised antihypertensive action. The implications for practice are considerable: by reducing the need for dialysis and kidney transplant procedures, captopril use could lead to vast cost savings and improved quality of life for tens of thousands of patients worldwide.

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