Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetic Nephropathy: A cohort Study

Abd A Tahrani, Asad Ali, Neil T Raymond, Safia Begum, Kiran Dubb, Quratul A Altaf, Milan K Piya, Anthony H Barnett, Martin J Stevens

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OBJECTIVEDiabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in type 2 diabetes and increases oxidative stress. Hence, OSA could promote the development and progression of DN.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSThis was a cohort study in adults with type 2 diabetes. Patients with known OSA or ESRD were excluded. DN was defined as the presence of albuminuria or an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
Original languageEnglish
JournalDiabetes Care
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2013


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