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Kidney Int. 2019 Dec;96(6):1280-1282. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.08.008.

Prediabetes after kidney transplantation-a reason to worry?

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Department of Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: tjenssen@ous-hf.no.

Abstract

As many as 10% to 20% of patients undergoing kidney transplantation develop post-transplant diabetes mellitus, which is associated with increased mortality. Even borderline changes in glucose metabolism, so-called prediabetes, may involve a similar risk. A recent study by Porrini et al. showed for the first time that such changes in glucose metabolism are in fact associated with future cardiovascular disease and death in kidney-transplanted patients. This commentary discusses the relevance and clinical implications of these new findings.

PMID:
31759487
DOI:
10.1016/j.kint.2019.08.008

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