Diabetic nephropathy is the most common cause of kidney failure. It accounts for more than half of all cases of end-stage renal disease. Kidney diseases will affect between 20-40% of diabetics in their lifetime. Diabetic nephropathy is involved steadily in increasing proteinuria, accompanied by elevated blood pressure, with a progressive decline in Glomerular Filtration Rate. There is also a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on September, 2014