Charlson comorbidity index helps predict the risk of mortality for patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy

@article{Huang2014CharlsonCI,
  title={Charlson comorbidity index helps predict the risk of mortality for patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy},
  author={You-qun Huang and Rong Gou and Yong-shu Diao and Qing-Hua Yin and Wen-xing Fan and Ya-ping Liang and Yi Chen and Ming Wu and Li Zang and Ling Li and Jing Zang and L O Cheng and P. L. Fu and Fang Liu},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={58-66}
}
Our intent is to examine the predictive role of Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) on mortality of patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN). Based on the CCI score, the severity of comorbidity was categorized into three grades: mild, with CCI scores of 1–2; moderate, with CCI scores of 3–4; and severe, with CCI scores ≥5. Factors influencing mortality and differences between groups stratified by CCI were determined by logistical regression analysis and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA… CONTINUE READING