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Usefulness of Albuminuria as Predictor for Coronary Artery Stenosis, Regardless of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate, in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
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PMID:  22858190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the independent predictors of coronary artery stenosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and subclinical atherosclerosis. A total of 232 patients with type 2 DM and subclinical atherosclerosis underwent multislice computed tomography coronary angiography. Subclinical atherosclerosis was determined by the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) or carotid plaque. Multislice computed tomography coronary angiography revealed significant coronary stenosis (>50% in diameter) in 71 subjects (31%). The subjects who had significant coronary stenosis were much older and had had a longer duration of DM. In particular, the log-transformed albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) was greater in the subjects with significant coronary stenosis compared to the subjects without significant coronary stenosis. The age- and gender-adjusted odds ratio for significant coronary stenosis increased in proportion to albuminuria with a given estimated glomerular filtration rate. The ACR as a continuous variable (odds ratio 4.167, 95% confidence interval 1.497 to 11.599) or categorical variable (ACR >30 μg/mg, odds ratio 4.619, 95% confidence interval 1.562 to 13.659) was associated with an increased risk of significant coronary stenosis, independent of conventional cardiovascular risk factors. In receiver operating characteristic analysis, the ACR had an additive effect with carotid IMT for predicting significant coronary stenosis (area under the curve 0.625 with carotid IMT; area under the curve 0.710 with carotid IMT plus ACR, p = 0.0144). In conclusion, the presence of albuminuria is an independent predictor for significant coronary stenosis in patients with type 2 DM and subclinical atherosclerosis.
Jang-Won Son; Eun-Hee Jang; Mee-Kyoung Kim; Hyo-Lim Kim; Ki-Hyun Baek; Ki-Ho Song; Soon Jib Yoo; Kun-Ho Yoon; Bong-Yun Cha; Kwang-Woo Lee; Ho-Young Son; Hyuk-Sang Kwon
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
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