Kidney diseases and renal failure can often have disastrous and life-threatening consequences. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have some extent of chronic kidney disease (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Below are articles discussing research findings and developments in the field of nephrology.

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Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Blood Pressure-lowering Agents in Adults with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

SYNOPSIS: This meta-analysis demonstrates that despite no strategy to alleviate blood pressure actually prolonging the lives of diabetic patients with kidney disease, angiotensin-receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme, whether administered alone or in some combination, appear to be the most efficacious strategies in the prevention of end-stage renal disease.

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