SESSION TITLE: Airways 5
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence and relationship of microalbuminuria (MAB) with clinical and physiological parameters in stable patients with COPD.
METHODS: 50 stable COPD patients were included. Detailed History was taken and Urine Albumin to Creatinine ratio(UACR) from Spot morning Urine Sample, Arterial blood gas analysis, Spirometry, BODE Index (body mass index,airflow obstruction,Mmrc grading of dyspnea,exercise performance by 6MWD) was performed. The presence of Microalbuminuria was defined as UACR being ≥ 20 mg/gm in men and ≥30 mg/gm in women.