Sadayoshi Itoh

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BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is a risk factor for the onset of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is significantly associated with the progression of CKD. However, there is no sufficient evidence by interventional research supporting a cause-effect relationship. Hyperuricemic patients without gouty arthritis, whose serum urate (SUA) concentration is ≥8.0 mg/dL(More)
The continuous increase in the number of people requiring dialysis is a major clinical and socioeconomical issue in Japan and other countries. This study was designed to encourage chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to consult a physician, enhance cooperation between nephrologists and general practices, and prevent the progression of kidney disease.(More)
Increasing number of patients suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) all over the world. CKD is a risk factor of cardiovascular disease as well as end-stage renal disease. The strategy to reduce CKD patients is pivotal for public health. The most useful treatment is to control blood pressure. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin(More)
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