Anne T Reutens

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The increasing prevalence of diabetes has led to DKD becoming the leading cause of ESRD in many regions. The economic cost of DKD will grow to prohibitive amounts unless strategies to prevent its onset or progression are urgently implemented. In type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the presence of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria confers increased risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Sulodexide, a heterogenous group of sulfated glycosaminoglycans, includes low-molecular-weight heparin (~80% ± 8%), high-molecular-weight heparin (~5% ± 3%), and dermatan (~20% ± 8%), with a mean molecular weight of ~9 kDa. The drug is absorbed orally and has no anticoagulant effect in the doses used. Small preliminary studies consistently showed(More)
Diabetic nephropathy affects approximately one third of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Risk factors affecting progression of kidney disease include baseline albumin excretion, age, glycemic control, blood pressure, serum cholesterol and use of renin-angiotensin system blockers. As the total number of people with diabetes is projected to(More)
Pyridoxamine dihydrochloride (Pyridorin, NephroGenex) inhibits formation of advanced glycation end products and scavenges reactive oxygen species and toxic carbonyls, but whether these actions translate into renoprotective effects is unknown. In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned 317 patients with proteinuric type(More)
BACKGROUND Cystatin C has recently been shown to be associated with incident type 2 diabetes. This study aims to validate this association and to study the impact of baseline adiposity. METHODS We investigated the 3-year diabetes incidence in 2849 participants from the French Data of an Epidemiological Study on the Insulin Resistance syndrome study,(More)
OBJECTIVES Primary aim: does general practitioner (GP) education on type 2 diabetes treatment improve HbA1c? Secondary aim: cardiovascular risk factors, hypoglycaemia, treatment intensification, health service utilisation, treatment barriers. METHODS 99 Asia-Pacific GPs were cluster-randomised to be educated on regional diabetes management guidelines(More)
Sulodexide, a mixture of naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide components, has been reported to reduce albuminuria in patients with diabetes, but it is unknown whether it is renoprotective. This study reports the results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, sulodexide macroalbuminuria (Sun-MACRO) trial, which evaluated the(More)
OBJECTIVE Oral but not transdermal oestrogen administration reduces IGF-I, and increases GH binding protein (GHBP) reflecting effects on hepatic endocrine function in postmenopausal women. As progestogens attenuate the effects of oestrogen on circulating lipid levels according to their androgenic properties, we have investigated the impact of progestogen(More)
Type 2 diabetic nephropathy (type 2 DN) patients traditionally develop significant proteinuria prior to the development of renal impairment. However, this clinical paradigm, based on observations prior to the widespread usage of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), has recently been questioned. 2,303(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Type 2 diabetes and albuminuria are at high risk to progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Although angiotensin receptor blockers confer renoprotection, many diabetic patients still develop overt nephropathy and reach ESRD. Glycosaminoglycans belong to the same family as heparin and heparinoids. Pilot studies with sulodexide, a(More)