The relationship between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and albuminuria in type 2 diabetic patients: a pilot study


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Kahraman C., Kahraman N. K. , Aras B. , Cosgun S. , Gulcan E.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.12, pp.571-575, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2016.59931
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-575
  • Keywords: albuminuria, diabetic nephropathy, inflammation, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, EPICARDIAL ADIPOSE-TISSUE, INFLAMMATION, RISK, NEPHROPATHY, DYSFUNCTION, MELLITUS, ASSOCIATION, PROTEINURIA, LEUKOCYTE

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus (DM) has become a global economic burden due to treatment costs and attendant complications. Albuminuria is the precursor of end stage renal failure and is an inflammatory process. In the recent past, it has been reported that the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), which is a cost-effective and accessible marker, may be a favorable indicator of the inflammatory status. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and the presence and level of diabetic nephropathy (DN).