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2011-10-31 05:56:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A drug meant to be beneficial, is suddenly found not so useful.  According to a study, the drug sulodexide that was hoped to be a promising new drug to protect the kidneys has failed to benefit diabetes patients with kidney disease. The drug sulodexide is actually a naturally occurring compound had has been used for more than 20 years to treat various heart conditions.  Previous research indicates that sulodexide reduces excretion of protein in the...

2011-10-28 12:05:50

Sulodexide does not prevent kidney failure in diabetes patients with kidney disease     Suloxdexide is no better than placebo at preventing kidney failure or reducing urinary protein excretion in diabetes patients with kidney failure.     Kidney disease due to diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in developed countries.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in...

2011-10-28 12:04:37

Pyridorin may prevent kidney failure, but not in patients with advanced kidney disease     Pyridorin, a vitamin B6 derivative, may help slow or prevent the progression of mild kidney disease in some patients with diabetes.     The drug does not appear to help diabetics with more advanced kidney disease.     The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is expected to double by 2030. Kidney disease cases are sure to rise in parallel. A vitamin B6...

2011-10-28 12:03:12

Substance in the blood blocks repair and contributes to kidney failure     Patients with an autoimmune disease called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the kidneys.     Patients with the disease harbor elevated blood levels of the protein Flt1, which hinders blood vessel repair.     Inhibiting Flt1 may help prevent kidney failure in the 1:50,000 patients around the world...

2011-10-28 12:01:30

A simpler system would make it easier for clinicians to treat kidney problems in lupus patients     The current classification system for the kidney disorder called lupus nephritis is too detailed     Physicians would benefit from a simpler classification system when they treat kidney problems in patients with lupus     Lupus nephritis affects approximately 3 out of every 10,000 people, and it can be serious and lead to kidney failure The...

2011-10-25 09:55:05

The gene that's implicated in the disease is important for signaling in the kidneys Babies born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) often develop kidney failure because they have very large kidneys filled with tiny cysts. Even with excellent medical care, about 30% die shortly after birth. New research now provides clues into how gene defects may cause this condition, which occurs in 1 out of 20,000 newborns. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...

2011-10-25 09:46:04

Genetic testing could identify children at risk The most common kidney disease passed down through families, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) affects one in 400 to 1,000 individuals and is characterized by cysts on the kidneys. The condition slowly gets worse and leads to kidney failure. Most ADPKD cases arise in adults, but some patients show severe symptoms of the disease in early childhood. New research indicates that these severely affected patients carry, in...


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