Urinary excretion of podocytes in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

  title={Urinary excretion of podocytes in patients with diabetic nephropathy.},
  author={Tsukasa Nakamura and Chifuyu Ushiyama and Shigenobu Suzuki and Masanori Hara and Noriaki Shimada and Isao Ebihara and Hikaru Koide},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={15 9},
BACKGROUND Detection of podocytes in the urinary sediments of children with glomerulonephritis has been shown to indicate severe injury to the podocytes. The aim of the present study was to determine whether podocytes are present in the urine sediments of adult patients with diabetes with and without nephropathy and whether trandolapril is effective for podocyte injury. METHODS Fifty diabetic patients (10 with normoalbuminuria, 15 with microalbuminuria, 15 with macroalbuminuria and 10 with… CONTINUE READING


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