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The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene DD homozygote has been suggested to be a significant risk factor for the progression of diabetic nephropathy. We analyzed clinical parameters and ACE genotype distribution between type 2 diabetic patients at the extremes of renal risk, i.e. an end-stage renal failure (ESRF) group (n = 103, group 1) who were on(More)
The number of diabetic ESRD patients has increased and death rates of diabetic patients on hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD) and renal transplantation (RT) have remained higher than the death rate of non-diabetic patients. An attempt was made to compare the clinical characteristics, patients' cumulative survival, and technical survival among the(More)
Clear evidence links malnutrition with poor outcome in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients; however, most studies have evaluated Western populations, which may have clinical and demographic characteristics different from those of Asian populations. Although Asian PD patients are generally regarded to have survival superior to that of Western patients, whether(More)
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