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Prognostic Factors of Fatal and Nonfatal Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Renal Function Biomarkers

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posted on 28.01.2021, 00:28 by Stefanos Roumeliotis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Athanasios Roumeliotis, Aikaterini Stamou, Stylianos Panagoutsos, Graziella D’Arrigo, Giovanni Tripepi
In this study, 158 patients with different degrees of renal function were followed for 7 years to assess the prognostic value of various risk factors, including carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and biomarkers of renal function, for incident cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. The investigators found that estimated glomerular filtration rate, albuminuria, and history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be used for prognosis of CVD, whereas cIMT adds little to the accuracy of this prediction.