Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Still an unmet need: New therapeutic targets in Alport syndrome

Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary type IV collagen disease that leads to progressive proteinuria, renal fibrosis, and kidney failure. Depending on the mutated gene and the pattern of inheritance, there are three types ...

Medical research

Sickle cell disease needs more attention

The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been so great, but it will only be realized if there is constant investment in health policies such as programs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) predicts AKI

A new renal biomarker was presented at the ERA-EDTA Congress last year that shows that urinary DKK3 might help to identify patients who are at risk of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Cardiology

Even in young children: Higher weight = higher blood pressure

Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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