Familial predisposition to nephropathy in African-Americans with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

@article{Freedman1995FamilialPT,
  title={Familial predisposition to nephropathy in African-Americans with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Barry I. Freedman and Audrey B Tuttle and Beverly J Spray},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={710-3}
}
Nephropathy clusters in Pima Indian families with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), suggesting that susceptibility to nephropathy is distinct from NIDDM per se. The authors compared the family history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from 52 African-American patients with NIDDM-induced ESRD (cases) with 45 age-, sex-, and and race-matched non-insulin-dependent diabetics without nephropathy (controls) to assess whether the risk of renal disease was independent from NIDDM in… CONTINUE READING

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