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ACR values, eGFR tied to mortality risk in diabetes, study finds

The number of deaths among diabetes patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rates of less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and an albumin-to-creatinine ratio of less than 30mg/g increased from 35 to 51 deaths per 1,000 person-years from 1988 to 1994 and 2003 to 2006, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers evaluated data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1988 to 2006 and found an increase in mortality rates for adults with an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and an ACR of less than 30 mg/g, but a decline in mortality rates among those with an ACR of at least 30 mg/g.

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