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Nephrology and Kidney Care for Diabetics: Diabetes causes tremendous stress and damage to the kidneys. Diabetes patients are frequently renally impaired and at high risk for kidney failure if not on dialysis. This further complicates the management of their diabetes and increases mortality risk. However, new treatments, drugs, and clinical insights are aiding medical professionals in their fight against kidney disease and its relationship to diabetes.

The Message for World Kidney Day 2009

Hypertension And Kidney Disease: A Marriage That Should Be Prevented is the message for WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2009 and we have a special feature written jointly by Eberhard Ritz representing the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and George Bakris representing the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), the two organizations …

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Nephrologists Debate Uses of Estimated Kidney Function

A routinely available laboratory result called the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) provides a simple indicator of kidney function and may increase early diagnoses of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, widespread use of eGFR for this purpose may have inherent flaws and dangers—including a risk that large numbers of elderly …

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