Kidney Disease (Hypertension-Related) (cont.)
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Hope Through Research
In recent years, researchers have learned a great deal about kidney disease. The NIDDK sponsors several programs aimed at understanding kidney failure and finding treatments to stop its progression.
The NIDDK's Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases supports basic research into normal kidney function and the diseases that impair normal function, including diabetes, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis, and polycystic kidney disease.
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. For information about current studies, visit www.ClinicalTrials.gov.
SOURCE: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease.
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2010
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