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"Kidney lenght"

Vincent Rigalleau, Magalie Garcia, Catherine Lasseur, Fran├žois Laurent, Michel Montaudon, Christelle Raffaitin, Nicole Barthe, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Benoit Vendrely, Philippe Chauveau, Christian Combe, Henri Gin
BACKGROUND: Renal hypertrophy occurs early in diabetic nephropathy, its later value is unknown. Do large kidneys still predict poor outcome in patients with diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? METHODS: Seventy-five patients with diabetes and CKD according to a Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR, by 51Cr-EDTA clearance) below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or an Albumin Excretion Rate above 30 mg/24 H, had an ultrasound imaging of the kidneys and were cooperatively followed during five years by the Diabetology and Nephrology departments of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux...
2010: BMC Nephrology
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