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2014-04-11 12:00:31

Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that atrasentan may help maintain the well-being of many patients who are at high risk of experiencing serious medical problems. Individuals with type 2 diabetes have a high...

2013-11-19 11:59:43

Abstract 13405 (Room D170) People with damage in the small blood vessels of the retina and kidneys are at increased risk to develop the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of stroke and causes heart-related chest pain or heart failure in some people. Researchers in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) followed 10,009 middle-aged...

2013-08-30 10:50:00

Protein in the urine may indicate increased risk The presence of protein in the urine may be a marker of risk for future cognitive decline in patients with type 2 diabetes and normal kidney function, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The finding suggests that urinary protein may be an early warning sign regarding patients' cognitive abilities. Individuals with diabetes have an increased risk of...

2012-08-31 13:43:37

Many patients may benefit from cardioprotective medications Highlights: For patients with type 2 diabetes, any degree of measurable urinary protein excretion–even in what is considered the normal range–increases their risk of experiencing heart problems. Many patients with type 2 diabetes may benefit from cardioprotective medications. More than 300 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. In individuals with type 2 diabetes, any degree of measurable urinary...

2011-11-05 01:19:48

The enzyme arginase-2 plays a major role in kidney failure, and blocking the action of this enzyme might lead to protection against renal disease in diabetes, according to researchers. "We believe these arginase inhibitors may be one of the new targets that can slow down the progression of, or even prevent the development of, end-stage renal disease," said Alaa S. Awad, assistant professor of nephrology, Penn State College of Medicine. In the United States diabetes is the leading cause...

2011-03-09 18:16:34

A team of researchers from the United States and Europe has identified a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes. Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking of the protein albumin into the urine, which is an indication of kidney disease. The research team, known as the CKDGen Consortium, examined data from several genome-wide association studies to identify missense variant (I2984V) in the CUBN gene. The association...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a Phase 2, 8-week dose-ranging study using low doses of atrasentan in patients with diabetic kidney disease were published this week in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The published study results suggest that atrasentan, used in conjunction with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors, may reduce albuminuria (presence of protein in urine) for patients with type 2 diabetes. Atrasentan is a highly selective...

2010-11-25 08:18:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Studies show that even small amounts of urinary protein may predict rapid cognitive decline in elderly women. Researchers recommend a simple urine test to all elderly people to identify people at risk. A new study shows that low amounts of albumin in urine, at levels not normally considered clinically significant, strongly predict faster cognitive decline in older women. The study involved more than 1,200 women at least 70 years of age in the Nurses' Health Study who...


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