HealthDay News, Aug. 21, 2023 -- A study published online Aug.

more than placebo for two years in patients with immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy.

 targeted-release budesonide (Nefecon) treatment reduces estimated glomerular filtration rate

. 14 in The Lancet found that nine months of targeted-release budesonide

Richard Lafayette, M.D., from Stanford University in California

randomized study in persons with primary IgA nephropathy

 for nine months followed by a 15-month observational follow-up.

The study found that budesonide significantly improved eGFR over two years compared to placebo

There were no treatment-related fatalities.

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