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New research published online in June in the journal "Nature Medicine" finds that the TNF inhibitor etanercept (Enbrel) may offer treatment and hope to people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ADPKD is a genetically inherited renal disease that affects about 1 in 800 people. The disease causes the kidneys to develop cysts and since there are no treatments currently available to prevent the cysts, ADPKD can eventually lead to end stage renal failure and requiring kidney transplants.
The researchers at the Institute for medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri first analyzed several patients with the kidney disease and found that the fluid in the kidney cysts had high levels of tumor becrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). They then genetically engineered mice to develop polycystic kidney dis...
Our doctors commonly prescribe ACE inhibitors and ARBs when we have high blood pressure . They help protect our hearts. But I've never had high blood pressure. The nurse had just measured my blood pressure as 100 over 60, when my doctor prescribed these drugs anyway. Was I ever surprised! Why do I need to take still another drug ? Because they help to decrease the risk of diabetes-related injury to the kidneys, he told me. They selectively reduce the pressure on the artery coming from the filtering unit of the kidney compared with that going to it. I knew that people with diabetes are at risk for kidney disease. But I never imagined that with my tight control he would consider me at risk too. So even though I hadn't ever heard before that all of us with diabetes should take an ACE inhibitor or an ARB, I went along with my doctor's recommendation. I did check with endos and Certified Diabetes Educators whom I know and respec...
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