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GFR and albumin testing predict progression to renal failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Assessing kidney function with both the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and with urinary albumin levels can help predict whether chronic kidney disease will progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), new research...

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Bezafibrate may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Bezafibrate, a pan-PPAR agonist used widely for treating dyslipidemia in the UK, appears to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes, according to results of a retrospective study reported in the April issue of...

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Calcium may help prevent hyperoxaluric kidney stones

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – By binding dietary oxalate, calcium supplements or calcium-containing foods may be useful in the management of hyperoxaluria, new research suggests. Hyperoxaluria is present in roughly 20 percent of patients with calcium...