Sex differences in the development of kidney disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a contemporary analysis.

@article{Costacou2011SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the development of kidney disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a contemporary analysis.},
  author={Tina Costacou and Linda F. Fried and Demetrius E Ellis and Trevor John Orchard},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={565-73}
}
BACKGROUND Kidney disease in patients with type 1 diabetes historically has been believed to be more prevalent in men. Because recent data do not reflect this pattern, we evaluated whether a sex difference persists. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS We used 18-year follow-up data from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study (n = 788; baseline mean age, 27 years; diabetes duration, 19 years). PREDICTOR OR FACTOR Sex and diagnosis interval… CONTINUE READING
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