The joint diabetic-renal clinic in clinical practice: 10 years of data from a District General Hospital.

@article{Jayapaul2006TheJD,
  title={The joint diabetic-renal clinic in clinical practice: 10 years of data from a District General Hospital.},
  author={Muthu K Jayapaul and Richard N. Messersmith and David Bennett-jones and Paul A. Mead and D. T. M. Large},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={
          153-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of end-stage renal failure. Untreated, it causes continuous decline in glomerular function, worsening hypertension and a marked increase in cardiovascular risk. Joint diabetic-renal clinics were established to address these factors and prepare patients for renal replacement therapy. AIM To determine whether our joint diabetic-renal clinic influenced progression of renal disease, and whether we were able to achieve targets from clinical… CONTINUE READING

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