Controlling kidney disease a challenge in African-Americans
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 26, 2008
The best available treatment for chronic kidney disease from high blood pressure did not keep the disease from substantially worsening in about a fourth of African-American participants in a long-term National Institutes of Health study. The results were in the April 28 Archives of Internal Medicine.
This subgroup of participants in the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension either lost half of their kidney function or reached end-stage renal disease. There were about 750 participants who were observed from 2002 to 2007.
Twenty-six million Americans have kidney disease.
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