What is the role of urate reduction in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A study by Ueno indicated that in patients with type 2 diabetes with hyperuricemia, kidney function significantly improves when serum urate levels are reduced below 6.0 mg/dL, possibly demonstrating a means of slowing nephropathy progression in these patients. [46]


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