Front Med 2017 Jul 18. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
Department of Nephrology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410011, China.
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the primary causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Early diagnosis is very important in preventing the development of DKD. Urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are widely accepted as criteria for the diagnosis and clinical grading of DKD, and microalbuminuria has been recommended as the first clinical sign of DKD. Read More