Endocrinologist/nephrologist clinic found to reduce diabetic kidney disease progression

By ASN Staff

“Patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease who attended a joint endocrinologist-nephrologist diabetic kidney disease clinic were less likely to progress to end-stage renal disease after 3 years vs. similar patients seen at a diabetes center, according to findings from a nested, case-control study”.

“’Studies have looked into referrals for nephrology care or multidisciplinary care in an effort to improve renal outcomes with chronic kidney disease,’ Serena low, MBBS, a consultant in the clinical research unit at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, and colleagues wrote. ‘These [studies] suggest that service dedicated to renal care may be associated with better outcomes. Hitherto, there is no study that examines the impact of a renal management clinic on renal progression in patients with [type 2 diabetes].’”

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“Patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease who attended a joint endocrinologist-nephrologist diabetic kidney disease clinic were less likely to progress to end-stage renal disease after 3 years vs. similar patients seen at a diabetes center, according to findings from a nested, case-control study”.

“’Studies have looked into referrals for nephrology care or multidisciplinary care in an effort to improve renal outcomes with chronic kidney disease,’ Serena low, MBBS, a consultant in the clinical research unit at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, and colleagues wrote. ‘These [studies] suggest that service dedicated to renal care may be associated with better outcomes. Hitherto, there is no study that examines the impact of a renal management clinic on renal progression in patients with [type 2 diabetes].’”

For the full report, please see Healio.com.

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Monday, November 27, 2017