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Diabetic nephropathy – complications and treatment

Authors Lim A

Received 1 July 2014

Accepted for publication 12 August 2014

Published 15 October 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 361—381

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJNRD.S40172

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal


Andy KH Lim1–3

1Department of Nephrology, Monash Medical Center, Monash Health, 2Department of General Medicine, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, 3Department of Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia

Abstract: Diabetic nephropathy is a significant cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure globally. Much research has been conducted in both basic science and clinical therapeutics, which has enhanced understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy and expanded the potential therapies available. This review will examine the current concepts of diabetic nephropathy management in the context of some of the basic science and pathophysiology aspects relevant to the approaches taken in novel, investigative treatment strategies.

Keywords: diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, albuminuria, kidney disease, inflammation

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