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- n. arteriosclerosis of the renal arteries
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- n. Same as nephroscleria.
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- n. kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure
I should find fibrinoid changes in the renal microvasculature or early nephrosclerosis.
New findings for patients with hypertensive nephrosclerosis enrolled in
Hypertensive nephrosclerosis (also called Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease) is a common kidney disorder in which the smallest arteries in the kidneys, called the arterioles, are damaged.
Hypertensive nephrosclerosis accounts for about 1/3 of new cases of kidney failure in African-Americans.
Dr. Alves noted that AASK allowed the medical community to gain a greater understanding of the types of serious health outcomes (ESRD, CVD events, and mortality) that afflict African-Americans with nondiabetic hypertensive nephrosclerosis.
Regardless of demographics, African American patients with hypertensive nephrosclerosis have a higher rate of developing end stage renal disease (ESRD) than dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the
The researchers looked at four signs of nephrosclerosis, or chronic kidney injury: glomerulosclerosis (scarring of the kidney's filtration units), tubular atrophy (loss of the tubes that process urine), interstitial fibrosis (general scarring of the kidney tissue), and arteriosclerosis (narrowing of tiny blood vessels).
Researchers discovered that the percentage of donors with nephrosclerosis ranged from 2.7 percent for men and women ages 18 years to 73 percent for those ages 70 years.
Dr. Rule is working with an international team to develop a new test for nephrosclerosis.
The finding that ESRD risk is higher than cardiovascular risk for African Americans with hypertensive nephrosclerosis is in direct contrast to what has been previously reported in other CKD populations.
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