Print Issue: November 01, 2006

Diabetic Nephropathy Care Is Lacking

Kidney disease linked to diabetes, hypertension, and obesity is increasing throughout the world. It is estimated that diabetes leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) accounts for 40% of the patients who require kidney transplants in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

BP Drug Combo May Raise Renal Risks

SEATTLE—Patients with congestive heart failure may have an increased risk of adverse events when taking combination therapy with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and ACE inhibitors.

Acute Renal Failure: Finally, Some Progress

Acute renal failure (ARF) mortality remains stubbornly high, especially among patients in the ICU. The history of ARF is marked by high-profile failures, persistent clinging to discredited treatments, and an almost comical proliferation of definitions for the condition.

Artificial Kidneys Advance

NEW YORK—Despite many advances over the years, dialysis and transplantation remain imperfect solutions to renal replacement. One of every five dialysis patients dies every year, and the shortage of live and cadaver donor organs shows no sign of ending or even abating.

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