Sleep apnea may contribute to kidney disease progression

14 noviembre 2014

Sleep apnea may accelerate kidney function decline in diabetic patients with kidney disease, a study shows. «This study shows that a high-risk score for obstructive sleep apnea is common in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with diabetic nephropathy and is associated with more rapid loss of renal function,» the investigators concluded. «This simple approach identifies patients at higher risk of CKD progression.»