Diabetes

Retinopathy linked to CKD and ESKD risk factors, suggesting underlying mechanism

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Patients with retinopathy had a higher prevalence of kidney disease and exhibited greater risk for incident chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease and coronary heart disease, according to results published in Kidney Medicine.
Researchers noted that the association implies the existence of similar pathological mechanisms underlying retinopathy and other diabetes outcomes. Also, the findings “might suggest that prevention and early diagnosis of microvascular disease could improve other clinical outcomes in diabetes,” Jingyao Hong, MHS, of the department of epidemiology at
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Higher CTRP9 linked to worse pulmonary function in SSc-related interstitial lung disease

Higher CTRP9 linked to worse pulmonary function in SSc-related interstitial lung disease

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Higher circulating levels of the protein CTRP9 are associated with worse lung function in patients with systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease, according to data published in Arthritis Care & Research.
The researchers additionally concluded that low-circulating CTRP9 was linked to lung disease stability over time, indicating that the protein may be a biomarker for SSc-associated interstitial lung disease.
“There is currently a paucity of predictive biomarkers to assess disease progression of SSc-associated ILD , representing a significant unmet need in the field,”
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