Progression to overt nephropathy in type 2 diabetes: the Casale Monferrato Study.

@article{Bruno2003ProgressionTO,
  title={Progression to overt nephropathy in type 2 diabetes: the Casale Monferrato Study.},
  author={Graziella Bruno and Franco Merletti and Annibale Biggeri and Giuseppe Bargero and S. W. Ferrero and Gianfranco Pagano and Paolo Cavallo Perin},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={2150-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The first sign of diabetic nephropathy is microalbuminuria, but its predictive role of progression to overt nephropathy in type 2 diabetes has not yet been clarified. The aims of this study were to assess during 7 years of follow-up the incidence rate of overt nephropathy and the predictive role of microalbuminuria and other baseline variables (blood pressure, lipids, fibrinogen, uric acid, smoking, and HbA(1c) cumulative average during follow-up). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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