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Diabetologia. 1991 Feb;34(2):126-8.

Erythrocyte sodium-lithium countertransport is not different in type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients with and without diabetic nephropathy.

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Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

We studied erythrocyte sodium-lithium countertransport in 33 patients with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy, 18 patients with Type 1 diabetes without diabetic nephropathy and in 42 non-diabetic patients with various other renal diseases. No significant differences were found in sodium-lithium countertransport between these three groups (median (range) 322 (162-676) vs 321 (189-627) vs 300 (142-655) mumol.l cells-1.h-1). We conclude, that sodium-lithium countertransport cannot be used as a marker for diabetic nephropathy.

PMID:
2065847
DOI:
10.1007/bf00500384
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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