Multifactorial Approach Needed to Reduce Residual Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease

November 14, 2014 3:43 PM

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Despite achieving optimal goals for “bad” cholesterol levels, individuals with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) still have an elevated risk of vascular complications. Christoph Wanner, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at the University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany spoke regarding efforts to reduce residual risk in this population at Kidney Week in Philadelphia on November 13, 2014.

The Residual Risk Reduction initiative (R3i) is a worldwide academic multidisciplinary research driven nonprofit. Wanner, an R3i steering committee member, related that the importance of residual risk reduction for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and CKD has been made clear by the S...

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