Published in Pharma Law Weekly, July 18th, 2006
"The incidence of end stage renal disease in patients who have not experienced a classic primary renal disease is dramatically increasing. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in these patients is due to diabetes, mostly type 2, hypertension and generalized atherosclerosis," investigators in Netherlands report in their review.
"As these patients are frequently diagnosed as having renal function impairment only in the late phase, more effort should be undertaken to diagnose them earlier, that is, at a time when renoprotective measures can...
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