Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes Effects of Higher Quality of Care in CKD and Diabetes

What are the associations between improved quality of care and outcomes for patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease?American Journal of Kidney Diseases
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Conclusion IgAVN in elderly patients is characterized by severe renal involvement. Elderly patients are at higher risk than adults for treatment-related adverse events. PMID: 30101942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: Hospital Practice - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Source Type: research
In this issue ofJAMA, Webster and colleagues report the results of the Triple Pill vs Usual Care Management for Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Hypertension (TRIUMPH) pragmatic randomized clinical trial that evaluated the efficacy of a low-dose combination pill containing 20 mg of telmisartan, 2.5 mg of amlodipine, and 12.5 mg of chlorthalidone compared with usual care among 700 adults with hypertension in Sri Lanka. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients whose blood pressure (BP) was controlled at 6 months, which was defined as a systolic/diastolic BP of less than 140/90 mm Hg or less than 130/80 mm Hg among pa...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The aim of the study was to improve the frequency of diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in seniors with diabetes. Less than 10% of those with stages 2 or 3 CKD and less than 50% with stage 4 CKD know they have renal impairment. A pre-post study design was implemented in 2 primary care facilities. The study sample was 222 older adults aged> 55 years with diabetes. A medical record audit verified the number of patients diagnosed with CKD doubled from 16 preintervention to 32 postintervention (P  = .014).
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research
In this study, total 150 individuals, as control, type2 diabetic patients without complication and with CKD were included. Blood samples were collected from all the samples to estimate blood glucose, HbA1c, serum creatinine, fructosamine levels and lipid profile. Statistical analysis i.e. regression and correlation between serum fructosamine and other documented risk factors for diabetic CKD has been done. P 
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA parsimonious risk prediction model that uses five key clinical variables predicts hypoglycemia during hospitalization at the time of admission. More than one-quarter of patients at low risk of hypoglycemia had a score below the threshold. They could be identified at the time of admission by applying the HyDHo Score, and may need less intensive glucose monitoring in hospital.
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CAR at diagnosis can be an independent predictor of all-cause mortality, comparable to DM, the conventional risk factor of mortality. PMID: 30091320 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Kidney Disease;   End Stage Kidney Disease;   Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral and Bone Disorder;   Renal Osteodystrophy;   Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Intervention:   Other: Kidney disease Sponsors:   Columbia University;   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Recruiting
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Abstract AIM: To evaluate racial differences, and ocular and systemic determinants of macular thickness (MT), measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in a normal multiethnic Asian population. METHOD: MT was measured from a 6×6 mm2 central macular area using the Cirrus high-definition OCT (HD-OCT) (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA). The associations between ocular and systemic factors with MT were evaluated using linear regression analyses with generalised estimating equation models to account for intereye correlation. RESULTS: 7447 healthy eyes (2577 Chinese, 2072 Mal...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
AbstractAimsType 2 diabetes (T2D) accelerates the decline in glomerular function; however, some individuals do not develop chronic kidney disease despite advanced age and long-lasting T2D. We aimed to phenotype patients with T2D aged 80  years or older who presented with a fully preserved kidney function.MethodsFrom an Italian population of 281,217 T2D outpatients, we collected data on demographics, anthropometrics, diabetes duration, HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose, lipids, liver enzymes, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), albumin excretion rate (AER), chronic complications, and medication use. We primarily c...
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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