December 8, 2015

UM Researchers and Partners Uncover Early Detection Test for CKD

UM nephrologist, Dr. Matthias Kretzler, and an international team of renal systems researchers have identified a simple test to identify patients at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), one of the fastest growing chronic diseases nationally and one of the most costly diseases globally. Early CKD has no signs or symptoms and cannot be eliminated, but early detection can lead to earlier treatment of the disease, which provides a greater chance of preventing progression to end stage renal disease.

This work was discussed recently by Dr. Francis Collins in his National Institutes of Health Director's Blog and was highlighted in an article on Health Systems Headlines (HSH). You may view the related publication, which appeared in the journal Science Translational Medicine, here.