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Prevalence and profile of diabetes kidney disease according to different diagnostic criteria in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients
© Coelli et al. 2015
- Published: 11 November 2015
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Kidney Disease
- Renal Disease
- Glomerular Filtration Rate
Diabetes kidney disease (DKD) is the worldwide leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Diagnostic criteria have been recently revised.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical profile of type 2 DM patients according to the employed definition of DKD: previous diagnostic criteria as compared to the present one.
566 type 2 DM outpatients from the Endocrine Unit ambulatory were included. DKD was defined by the presence of elevated urinary albumin excretion alone (UAE; >14 mg/l) -previous definition- or by the presence of elevated UAE and/or reduced (<60 ml/min/1.73 m2) glomerular filtration rate (GFR) -present definition.
DKD cases would be missed if only UAE is taken into account.
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