Medication improves measure of kidney disease in patients with diabetes

  Among patients with diabetes and kidney disease, most receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker, the addition of the medication finerenone compared with placebo resulted in improvement in albuminuria (the presence of excessive protein [chiefly albumin] in the urine), according to a study in the September 1 issue of JAMA. Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of end-stage re¬nal disease in the developed world. Trials of pa¬tients with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease from long-standing diabetes) have shown a strong relationship between magnitude of albuminuria reduction and slowing of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression as well…
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