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Emerging drugs for managing kidney disease in patients with diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23330907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The need for new approaches to manage the increasing numbers of patients with diabetes and their burden of complications is urgent. Of these, chronic kidney disease imposes some of the highest costs, both in dollars and in terms of human suffering. In individuals with diabetes, the presence and severity of kidney disease adversely affects their well-being, contributes to disease morbidity and increases their risk of a premature death.
AREAS COVERED: To collect information for the strategies previously or currently under investigation for managing kidney disease in patients with diabetes, a literature search was performed through the search engines PubMed and
EXPERT OPINION: Despite advancing knowledge on the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease, and promising effects in experimental models, at present there are no new drugs that come close to providing the solutions we desire for our patients. Even when used in combination with standard care, renal complications are at best only modestly reduced, at the considerable expense of additional pill burden and exposure to serious off-target effects. Some of the most exciting advances over the last decade, including thiazolidinediones, direct renin inhibitors, endothelin antagonists and most recently bardoxolone methyl have all fallen at this last hurdle. Better targeted ('smarter') drugs appear to be the best hope for renoprotective therapy.
Merlin C Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2013-01-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on emerging drugs     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1744-7623     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Emerg Drugs     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  2013-08-21     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101135662     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Emerg Drugs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, St Kilda Rd Central, PO Box 6492, Melbourne, VIC 8008, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Diabetic Nephropathies / drug therapy*,  metabolism,  prevention & control
Drugs, Investigational / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Endothelins / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism
Hypoglycemic Agents / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Kidney / drug effects*,  metabolism
Protective Agents / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / drug therapy*,  metabolism,  prevention & control
Renin / antagonists & inhibitors,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drugs, Investigational; 0/Endothelins; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 0/Protective Agents; EC

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