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Update in Nephrology

Stanley Goldfarb, MD; and William L. Henrich, MD
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From the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Requests for Reprints: Stanley Goldfarb, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 100 Centrex, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283. Current Author Addresses: Dr. Goldfarb: Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 100 Centrex, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(1):49-55. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-128-1-199801010-00008
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Renal disease remains a prevalent and costly problem in the United States. The treatment of end-stage renal disease costs at least $11 billion a year. Both diabetes and drugs are common causes of renal failure, and much research has recently been done in these areas. Great attention has also been focused on the prevention of renal disease, an important endeavor for every physician.

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