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Office Tests for Microalbuminuria

  • Per Løgstrup Poulsen

Abstract

Microalbuminuria defined as an increase in urinary albumin excretion rate to the range 20–200 μig/min not only predicts later development of nephropathy in diabetic subjects [1–4] but may also guide the detection or prediction of other complications e.g. proliferative retinopathy [5,6]. In addition, microalbuminuria is also strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors and coronary heart disease in diabetic as well as non-diabetic patients [7,8].

Keywords

Diabetic Nephropathy Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Urinary Albumin Excretion Dipstick Test Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Løgstrup Poulsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Department MAarhus KommunehospitalAarhusDenmark

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