Renal Disease

Tryptophan may be marker for diabetic nephropathy

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), a lower level of tryptophan (Trp) is associated with rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), according to a study published ...

Jun 29, 2017
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A new mutation in kidney disease

Medullary cystic kidney disease type 1 (MCKD1) is a rare genetic kidney disease. Despite this, because it is an autosomal dominant disease, once the mutation is in a family, many family members are affected. Current diagnostic ...

Jun 14, 2017
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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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