Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mechanisms of kidney protection by gliflozins

SGLT2 inhibitors (gliflozins) were developed as oral antidiabetics. They enhance urinary glucose excretion by inhibiting SGLT-2 (sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter-2) in the renal tubuli. The discovery of kidney benefits ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy at last?

IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a chronic kidney disease occurring in young adults and is one of the most common reasons for kidney transplantation in this age group. IgAN is the most common form of glomerulonephritis (GN), i.e., ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lower income linked to certain kidney diseases

A new study found an inverse association between socioeconomic status and certain kidney diseases. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

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 ...

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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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