Chronic kidney disease has a more powerful impact on peripheral arterial disease than metabolic syndrome in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients.

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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and metabolic syndrome have been recognized as risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, there is no information comparing their impact on macroangiopathy in diabetic patients. Thus, we studied the prevalence of CKD and metabolic syndrome in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients and then compared their impact on… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/met.2008.0074

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