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INTRODUCTION In recent years, technological innovations in the field of molecular biology have provided new therapeutic options. In particular, human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), initially used in the treatment of malignancies, have become a therapeutic tool for many other diseases. Most of the application of mAbs revealed encouraging findings to treat(More)
Renal biopsy was performed for the first time more than one century ago, but its clinical use was routinely introduced in the 1950s. It is still an essential tool for diagnosis and choice of treatment of several primary or secondary kidney diseases. Moreover, it may help to know the expected time of end stage renal disease. The indications are represented(More)
INTRODUCTION At present, treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is essentially supportive as there is still no specific therapy. However, recent advances with ADPKD pathophysiology have stimulated research for new therapeutic strategies. AREAS COVERED The aim of this systematic review is to analyze the experimental and early(More)
Vitamin D has been known for a long time as a major factor involved in the calcium- phosphate balance and homeostasis, along with parathyroid hormone (PTH). While vitamin D effects on calcium and phosphate are fully known, recent studies attempted to link vitamin D status and cardiovascular diseases. The involvement of vitamin D on vascular remodeling is(More)
INTRODUCTION At present, treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is still mainly based on drugs acting on glycemic and blood pressure control, as there is no validated therapy able to halt the progression of renal failure. Because of the high incidence of DKD, due to the increase of diabetes mellitus in general population, new therapeutic strategies are(More)
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