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Comorbidities and complications: Diabetic nephropathy: Diagnosis, screening and management

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rudy Bilous



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by SB Communications Group, 2016.

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Diabetic nephropathy remains the most common single cause of end-stage renal failure and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This article discusses: the pathophysiology of nephropathy; its staging by albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate; and the evidence for prevention and treatment. A multifactorial approach addressing known cardiovascular disease risk factors is required for most people with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Bilous R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Diabetes and Primary Care

Year: 2016

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 38-47

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 05/07/2017

ISSN (print): 1466-8955

Publisher: SB Communications Group