C-reactive protein as predictor of death in end-stage diabetic nephropathy: role of peripheral arterial disease.

@article{Bger2005CreactivePA,
  title={C-reactive protein as predictor of death in end-stage diabetic nephropathy: role of peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Carsten A. B{\"o}ger and Angela Goetz and Mike Stubanus and Bernhard Banas and Martina Deinzer and Bernd Kr{\"u}ger and Stephan R. Holmer and Gerd Schmitz and Guenter A. J. Riegger and Bernhard Kraemer},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={217-27}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with diabetes type 2 receiving dialysis therapy have a poor survival prognosis, mainly due to cardiovascular events. Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, important in atherosclerosis, are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events. However, to date no study has shown the predictive value of CRP in relation to peripheral arterial disease stage. METHODS We enrolled all 445 prevalent patients with diabetic nephropathy receiving maintenance hemodialysis… CONTINUE READING