Medications

Rituximab noninferior to cyclosporine in membranous nephropathy

(HealthDay)—In patients with membranous nephropathy at high risk for progressive disease, rituximab is noninferior to cyclosporine in inducing complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 12 months and is superior in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Methylprednisolone trial for Berger's disease stopped early

Methylprednisolone is a prescription drug used to treat conditions involving inflammation, like asthma, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, transplant rejection, allergic reactions, and the skin conditions eczema and psoriasis.

Cardiology

Increased use of newer meds for diabetic nephropathy in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2014 there was an increase in use of diabetes medications, including sulfonylureas and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4 inhibitors), among patients with diabetic nephropathy, according to ...

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Nephropathy

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

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