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Diabetic nephropaty review

Luigi Rossi, Loreto Gesualdo
The curious case of the Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) : paraphrasing the name of a famous movie is certainly an unusual way to deal with a medical-scientific issue, but it could be extremely functional. Benjamin Button, with his backward life, breaks the unquestionable certainty of human life progressing through fixed steps. Similarly, the knowledge of DN seems go backwards; therefore, although it is a pathology which clinicians are usually sure, maybe too sure, they know every aspect of, the clinical nephrologist managing a diabetic patient often finds himself/herself far from his/her old certainties and proper answers...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Halina Huk-Kolega, Beata Skibska, Paulina Kleniewska, Aleksandra Piechota, Łukasz Michalski, Anna Goraca
Oxidative stress disturbs organism's homeostasis and leads to excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Researchers are still focused on antioxidants that help to reduce oxidative stress level and are helpful in treatment of diseases were ROS overproduction is observed. Among those antioxidants is lipoic acid (LA). When applied systemically LA accumulates in tissues and is converted to dihyrolipoic acid (DHLA) by lipoamide dehydrogenase. Both LA and DHLA are biologically active. LA scavenges hydroxyl radical, subchloric acid and singlet oxygen...
September 2011: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
B Bruni, K Bruni-Bocher, A Della Valle, S Gamba
The recent literature relating to the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, with or without nephropaty, is critically reviewed. Particular attention is given to the Growth Hormone (GH) hypothesis. The various procedures of hypophysectomy are discussed, including the possible ways of suppressing growth hormone production or overproduction by drugs, and expecially by medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP). Personal results obtained with long-term administration of MAP in deposit form on alternate days in 10 patients with advanced retinopathy are described...
March 21, 1975: Minerva Medica
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