alexa Normoalbuminuric renal-insufficient diabetic patients: a lower-risk group.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Rigalleau V, Lasseur C, Raffaitin C, Beauvieux MC, Barthe N,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: About 20\% of diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) detected from the new American Diabetes Association recommendations (albumin excretion rate >30 mg/24 h or estimated glomerular filtration rate [GFR] <60 ml/min per 1.73 m2) may be normoalbuminuric. Do the characteristics and outcome differ for subjects with and without albuminuria? RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 89 patients with diabetes and a modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) estimated GFR (e-GFR) <60 ml/min per 1.73 m2 underwent a 51Cr-EDTA B-isotopic GFR determination and were followed up for 38 +/- 11 months. RESULTS: The mean MDRD e-GFR (41.3 +/- 13.1 ml/min per 1.73 m2) did not significantly differ from the i-GFR (45.6 +/- 29.7). Of the subjects, 15 (17\%) were normoalbuminuric. Their i-GFR did not differ from the albuminuric rate and from their MDRD e-GFR, although their serum creatinine was lower (122 +/- 27 vs. 160 +/- 71 micromol/l, P < 0.05): 71\% would not have been detected by measuring serum creatinine (sCr) alone. They were less affected by diabetic retinopathy, and their HDL cholesterol and hemoglobin were higher (P < 0.05 vs. albuminuric). None of the CKD normoalbuminuric subjects started dialysis (microalbuminuric: 2/36, macroalbuminuric: 10/38) or died (microalbuminuric: 3/36, macroalbuminuric: 7/38) during the follow-up period (log-rank test: P < 0.005 for death or dialysis), and their albumin excretion rate and sCr values were stable after 38 months, whereas the AER increased in the microalbuminuric patients (P < 0.05), and the sCr increased in the macroalbuminuric patients (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Although their sCr is usually normal, most of the normoalbuminuric diabetic subjects with CKD according to an MDRD e-GFR below 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2 do really have a GFR below 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2. However, as expected, because of normoalbuminuria and other favorable characteristics, their risk for CKD progression or death is lower. This article was published in Diabetes Care and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

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