Diabetic nephropathy and risk factors for peripheral artery disease in Chinese with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Hsieh2009DiabeticNA,
  title={Diabetic nephropathy and risk factors for peripheral artery disease in Chinese with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Ming-Chia Hsieh and Kai-Jen C. Tien and Daw-Shyong Perng and Jeng-Yueh Hsiao and Shun-Jen Chang and Hui-Ting Liang and Hung-Chun Chen and Shih Te Tu},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={
          504-9
        }
}
The risk for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is increased in patients with chronic kidney disease. We investigated the effects of renal function on PAD in Chinese with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study enrolled a total of 2983 (1342 men and 1641 women) Chinese adults with diabetes. The mean age was 63.2 +/- 11.9 years. Peripheral arterial disease was diagnosed by an ankle-brachial index less than 0.9. Renal function was evaluated by serum creatinine (SCr), estimated glomerular filtration… CONTINUE READING
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