Diabetic Nephropathy: A National Dialogue.
Authors Breyer MD, Coffman TM, Flessner MF, Fried LF, Harris RC, Ketchum CJ, Kretzler M,
Nelson RG, Sedor JR, Susztak K, on behalf of the Kidney Research National
Dialogue (KRND)
Submitted By Matthew Breyer on 7/10/2013
Status Published
Journal Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
Year 2013
Date Published 9/1/2013
Volume : Pages Not Specified : Not Specified
PubMed Reference 23788618
Abstract The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-supported
Kidney Research National Dialogue (KRND) asked the scientific community to
formulate and prioritize research objectives that would improve our
understanding of kidney function and disease. Several high-priority objectives
for diabetic nephropathy were identified in data and sample collection,
hypothesis generation, hypothesis testing, and translation promotion. The lack
of readily available human samples linked to comprehensive phenotypic, clinical,
and demographic data remains a significant obstacle. With data and biological
samples in place, several possibilities exist for using new technologies to
develop hypotheses. Testing novel disease mechanisms with state-of-the-art tools
should continue to be the foundation of the investigative community. Research
must be translated to improve diagnosis and treatment of people. The objectives
identified by the KRND provide the research community with future opportunities
for improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic nephropathy.

Investigators with authorship
Matthew BreyerJohnson & Johnson
Thomas CoffmanDuke University Medical Center
Matthias KretzlerUniversity of Michigan
Richard McIndoeAugusta University