Journal article

Diabetes and higher HbA1c levels are independently associated with adverse renal outcomes in inpatients following multiple hospital admissions

N Torkamani, L Churilov, R Robbins, G Jerums, V Beik, N Radcliffe, S Patterson, R Bellomo, J Burns, GK Hart, Q Lam, DA Power, RJ MacIsaac, DF Johnson, J Zajac, E Ekinci

Journal of Diabetes and its Complications | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between glycaemic status prior to the first hospital presentation with developing adverse renal outcomes overtime in patients with multiple hospital re-admissions. DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: All inpatients aged ≥54 years admitted between 2013 and 16 to a tertiary hospital. MAIN OUTCOMES: We prospectively measured HbA1c levels in all inpatients aged ≥54 years admitted between 2013 and 16. Diabetes was defined as prior documented diagnosis of diabetes and/or HbA1c ≥6.5% (47·5 mmol/L). Included patients had ≥ two admissions (at least 90 days apart), baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >30 ml/min/1·73m2 an..

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