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Screening for proteinuria in patients with hypertension or diabetes mellitus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8409876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is an early indication of renal disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of dipstick urinalysis in patients with chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes mellitus. METHODS: At a university family practice center, patients without urinary tract disorders underwent dipstick urinalysis. RESULTS: Of the 796 patients evaluated, increased proteinuria, possibly indicating early renal disease, was detected in 4% of healthy patients, 16% of patients with hypertension, 29% of patients with diabetes, and 53% of patients with both hypertension and diabetes. A higher incidence of proteinuria was found among African American patients with hypertension or diabetes or both than among white patients. CONCLUSIONS: Regular dipstick evaluation for proteinuria may be indicated in patients with hypertension or diabetes mellitus or both, particularly African American patients with these disorders.
R M Guthrie; J A Lott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-22     Completed Date:  1993-10-22     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Aged, 80 and over
Diabetes Mellitus / urine*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Hypertension / urine*
Mass Screening*
Middle Aged
Ohio / epidemiology
Proteinuria / epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  urine
Reagent Strips / diagnostic use
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Reagent Strips
Comment In:
J Fam Pract. 1996 Jan;42(1):85   [PMID:  8537812 ]

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