Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 924--928

Association between diabetic nephropathy and other diabetic microvascular and macrovascular complications


Anila Chandy1, Basant Pawar2, Mary John1, Rajesh Isaac3 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Anila Chandy
Department of Internal medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Brown Road, Ludhiana-141008, Punjab
India

Diabetic nephropathy is found to be significantly associated with diabetic retino­pathy and coronary artery disease. Few studies have also shown an association between diabetic nephropathy and neuropathy, and peripheral vascular disease. A cross sectional study was done among consecutive type 2 diabetics presenting to Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana from June 2004 to May 2005. Patients were subjected to the clinical and laboratory investigations 174 patients were studied over a period of one year. Diabetic nephropathy was found to be associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and cardiovascular disease by univariate analysis. In multivariate analysis, diabetic nephropathy was again significantly asso­ciated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and coronary artery disease. We conclude that close association between diabetic nephropathy and other micro and macrovascular complications exists in our Indian patients also.


How to cite this article:
Chandy A, Pawar B, John M, Isaac R. Association between diabetic nephropathy and other diabetic microvascular and macrovascular complications.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2008;19:924-928


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Chandy A, Pawar B, John M, Isaac R. Association between diabetic nephropathy and other diabetic microvascular and macrovascular complications. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];19:924-928
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