Drugs in Development for Acute Kidney Injury.
Drugs. 2019 Apr 19;:
Authors: Hulse M, Rosner MH
The care of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) has been limited due to the lack of effective therapeutics that can either prevent AKI during high-risk situations or treat AKI once established. A revolution in the scientific understanding of the pathogenesis of AKI has led to the identification of potential therapeutic targets. These targets include pathways involved in inflammation, cellular repair and fibrosis, cellular metabolism and mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and hemodynamics and oxygen delivery. Many compounds are entering early-phase clinical trials. In addition, efforts to better describe sub-categories of AKI (through endo-phenotyping) hold promise to target therapies more effectively based upon pathways that are operative in the pathogenesis. These advances bring optimism that the care of patients with AKI will be transformed with the hope of better outcomes.
PMID: 31004331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]