Treating bone deterioration associated with chronic kidney disease
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
July 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Veterans develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) at a significantly higher rate than the general population. The metabolic derangements associated with CKD lead to dramatic bone loss and a significant increased risk of fracture. More devastating than simply having increased fractures is that the risk of mortality associated with skeletal fracture, this is significantly higher in patiets with CKD compared to other patients that fracture. Collectively, thi...