Risk predictors in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

P. Fioretto, M. L. Caramori, M. Dalla Vestra, M. Mauer

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Diabetic nephropathy is currently the most common cause of end-stage renal disease in the Western countries. Only approximately one third of patients with type 1 diabetes develop nephropathy; thus, because it is not feasible to aggressively treat all patients, it becomes very important to find early markers in order to identify patients at high nephropathy risk. To date the best available predictor of overt nephropathy is microalbuminuria. In this article we review the validity of microalbuminuria as a predictor of overt nephropathy and consider other markers of nephropathy risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2001


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