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Comas J, Arcos E, Castell C, Cases A, Martínez-Castelao A, Doñate T, Esmatjes E

Evolution of the incidence of chronic kidney disease Stage 5 requiring renal replacement therapy in the diabetic population of Catalonia.

Nephrol. Dial. Transplant.. 2013 May;28(5):1191-8, PMID: 23147160

Chronic kidney disease due to diabetes (DCKD) is the main known cause of renal replacement therapy (RRT) initiation. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study showed that the rate of DCKD cases initiating RRT among the overall DM population has dropped in the USA. Our main objective was to analyse this rate in Catalonia in 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in the diabetic population and characteristics and survival of DCKD patients on RRT were also evaluated.


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