microalbuminuria screening

microalbuminuria screening

The evaluation of urine for minute amounts of albumin, which may be an early indicator of diabetic nephropathy, requiring aggressive management. MS should begin five years after onset of diabetes and be measured annually.
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Incerti J et al in the assessment of different tests for microalbuminuria screening in diabetic patients concluded 100% sensitivity and 73.
8) In addition, the urine albumin concentration in fasting morning urine samples is suggested for microalbuminuria screening by the European Diabetes Policy Group.
Last month, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) recommended national health bodies in developed countries to consider the urgent implementation of systematic and thorough microalbuminuria screening in subjects considered to be at high risk of either enhanced renal function loss or cardiovascular function loss, such as patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension; people who are obese or smoke; are over 50 years of age; or, have a family history of heart and kidney disease and/or diabetes and hypertension.
The use of semiquantitative urine test strip (Micral) for microalbuminuria screening in patients with diabetes mellitus.
No studies have examined the role of microalbuminuria screening after angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have been instituted for other indications.
CONCLUSIONS Physician use of microalbuminuria screening does not follow established guidelines.
Annual microalbuminuria screening is recommended by the panels of several organizations.