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Diabetic nephropathy

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Katherine R Tuttle, George L Bakris, Rudolf W Bilous, Jane L Chiang, Ian H de Boer, Jordi Goldstein-Fuchs, Irl B Hirsch, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Andrew S Narva, Sankar D Navaneethan, Joshua J Neumiller, Uptal D Patel, Robert E Ratner, Adam T Whaley-Connell, Mark E Molitch
The incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus have grown significantly throughout the world, due primarily to the increase in type 2 diabetes. This overall increase in the number of people with diabetes has had a major impact on development of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), one of the most frequent complications of both types of diabetes. DKD is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), accounting for approximately 50% of cases in the developed world. Although incidence rates for ESRD attributable to DKD have recently stabilized, these rates continue to rise in high-risk groups such as middle-aged African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics...
October 2014: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Robert C Stanton
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major and increasing worldwide public health issue. There is a great need for implementing treatments that either prevent or significantly slow the progression of DKD. Although there have been significant improvements in management, the increasing numbers of patients with DKD illustrate that current management is not wholly adequate. The reasons for suboptimal management include the lack of early diagnosis, lack of aggressive interventions, and lack of understanding about which interventions are most successful...
February 2014: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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