Richard Lafayette

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  • PREVENTING DISEASE PROGRESSION IN CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN Lafayette, R. A. 1995; 52 (6): 1783-1791

    Abstract:

    Progression toward end-stage renal disease is usually inexorable in patients with diabetic and nondiabetic nephropathy. These patients can be identified at an early stage based on history, abnormal urinalysis or reduced glomerular filtration. Recent advances have made it possible to slow the progression of chronic renal failure. Major interventions include antihypertensive therapy, dietary protein restriction and, in patients with diabetes, strict glycemic control and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy. Collaboration with a nephrologist can help guide the family physician in the appropriate use of these modalities and help avoid common complications. Major efforts in slowing the progression of renal failure may lead to a decreased incidence of end-stage renal disease, with savings in morbidity, mortality and cost.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995TC86900021

    View details for PubMedID 7484688

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