Urinary alpha1-microglobulin as a marker of nephropathy in type 2 diabetic Asian subjects in Singapore.

@article{Hong2003UrinaryAA,
  title={Urinary alpha1-microglobulin as a marker of nephropathy in type 2 diabetic Asian subjects in Singapore.},
  author={Ching Ye Hong and Kenneth T Hughes and Kee-seng Chia and Vivian T Ng and S. Ling},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={338-42}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examines urinary alpha(1)-microglobulin as a marker of early nephropathy in type 2 diabetic Chinese, Malays, and Asian Indians in Singapore. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed on 590 consecutive type 2 diabetic patients (296 males, 294 females) who were on routine follow-up at a primary care clinic. Information was obtained from interviews, case notes, and blood and urine samples. Because the distribution of urinary alpha(1)-microglobulin… CONTINUE READING