Association between comorbidities and dementia in diabetes mellitus patients: population-based retrospective cohort study.

@article{Kuo2015AssociationBC,
  title={Association between comorbidities and dementia in diabetes mellitus patients: population-based retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Shu-Chen Kuo and Shih-Wei Lai and Hung-Chang Hung and Chih-Hsin Muo and Shih-Chang Hung and Ling-ling Liu and Chia-Wei Chang and Y. J. Hwu and Shieh-Liang Chen and Fung-Chung Sung},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={
          1071-6
        }
}
AIMS Most diabetes mellitus (DM) patients have several comorbidities; the correlation of these comorbidities with dementia in DM requires clarification. METHODS Using claims data from Taiwan National Health Insurance, we identified 33,709 DM adults before the year 2000 and randomly selected 67,066 non-DM patients matched by sex and age. Subjects were followed until diagnosis with dementia, excluded due to death/withdrawal from the insurance program, or followed until 2011. We compared the… CONTINUE READING
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