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Renoprotective effect of the angiotensin-receptor antagonist irbesartan in patients with nephropathy due to type 2 diabetes.
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether either the angiotensin-II-receptor blocker irbesartan or the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine slows the progression of nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetesExpand
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Chronic kidney disease as a global public health problem: approaches and initiatives - a position statement from Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a global public health problem. There is now convincing evidence that CKD can be detected using simple laboratory tests, and that treatmentExpand
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Prevalence of kidney damage in Australian adults: The AusDiab kidney study.
The incidence of ESRD is increasing dramatically. Progression to end-stage may be halted or slowed when kidney damage is detected at an early stage. Kidney damage is frequently asymptomatic but isExpand
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High School Community Service as a Predictor of Adult Voting and Volunteering
The influences of high school community service participation, extracurricular involvement, and civic knowledge on voting and volunteering in early adulthood were examined using the NationalExpand
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Risk of renal allograft loss from recurrent glomerulonephritis.
BACKGROUND Recurrent glomerulonephritis is a known cause of renal allograft loss; however, the incidence of this complication is poorly defined. We determined the incidence, timing, and relativeExpand
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Transforming growth factor-beta regulates tubular epithelial-myofibroblast transdifferentiation in vitro.
BACKGROUND We recently found evidence of tubular epithelial-myofibroblast transdifferentiation (TEMT) during the development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis in the rat remnant kidney. This studyExpand
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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
Ninety-five percent of overweight people have a metabolic and not an eating disorder. Once metabolism is changed, the body adjusts automatically to a new way of burning fat. With Atkins' new dietExpand
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Advanced glycation end products cause epithelial-myofibroblast transdifferentiation via the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE).
Tubulointerstitial disease, a prominent phenomenon in diabetic nephropathy, correlates with decline in renal function. The underlying pathogenic link between chronic hyperglycemia and the developmentExpand
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Vascular access and all-cause mortality: a propensity score analysis.
The native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access because of its longevity and its lower rates of infection and intervention. Recent studies suggest that the AVF may offer aExpand
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The incidence of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis in Australia.
BACKGROUND There is limited population-based epidemiological data on renal disease. An insight into the spectrum of clinically significant glomerulonephritis can be obtained from renal biopsyExpand
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