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The association between microalbuminuria and metabolic syndrome in the general population in Japan: the Takahata study.
OBJECTIVE The metabolic syndrome is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and mortality. However, the association between microalbuminuria and theExpand
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Prevalence and risk factor analysis of microalbuminuria in Japanese general population: the Takahata study.
Microalbuminuria, an indicator of glomerular injury, is associated with increased risk of progressive renal deterioration, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. However, the prevalence ofExpand
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Clinical utility of trace proteinuria for microalbuminuria screening in the general population
BackgroundThe urine dipstick test that regards > 1+ proteinuria as positive is unsuitable for microalbuminuria screening owing to its low sensitivity in the general population. We conducted aExpand
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In a non-diabetic Japanese population, the combination of macroalbuminuria and increased urine beta 2-microglobulin predicts a decline of renal function: the Takahata study.
BACKGROUND Glomerular and tubular damage are important factors in the development of renal insufficiency. However, the interaction of these factors is largely unknown in the non-diabetic JapaneseExpand
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Factors correlated with plasma renin activity in general Japanese population
BackgroundThe renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system plays a pivotal role in regulation of blood pressure and electrolyte homeostasis and is a target in the treatment of hypertension and renalExpand
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Relationship between antinuclear antibody and microalbuminuria in the general population: the Takahata study
BackgroundMicroalbuminuria, a marker of vascular damage, is associated with increased risk of progressive renal deterioration, cardiovascular disease and mortality. However, the relationship betweenExpand
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