Monitoring Kidney Function and Albuminuria in Patients With Diabetes

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS325
Academic Journal
The article describes the performance of albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), both renal biomarkers, in predicting renal and cardiovascular disease. In the clinical trial, The Reduction in End Points in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus With the Angiotensin II Antagonist Losartan, the most critical baseline predictor for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is albuminuria. Formulae based on serum creatinine concentration are usually used to estimate GFR, however, several factors affect serum creatinine like diet and muscle mass.


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