Frequency of albuminuria in primary care: a cross-sectional study.

  title={Frequency of albuminuria in primary care: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Peter Bramlage and David Pittrow and Hendrik Lehnert and Michael Hoefler and Wilhelm Kirch and Eberhard Ritz and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  volume={14 1},
BACKGROUND We aimed to assess the point prevalence of microalbuminuria (MAU) in a sample of unselected consecutive primary-care attendees, with particular focus on patients with diabetes mellitus (with and without additional concomitant diseases) and those with hypertension. DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study in a nationwide representative sample of 1912 primary-care practices and a patient population consisting of 39 125 primary-care attendees. Diagnoses for diabetes, hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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