Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit

Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit
One of the consequences of diabetes mellitus, particularly if accompanied by high blood pressure (hypertension), can be a chronic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to permanent failure of the kidneys (end-stage renal disease). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now produced a rapid report to investigate the advantages or disadvantages of a diagnostic-therapeutic strategy using a proteomic analysis of the urine in comparison with a conventional diagnostic-therapeutic strategy to prevent renal disorders by early diagnosis and therapy.