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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 5 |

Microalbuminuria as a Cardiovascular Biomarker in Patients With COPD

Srikant Agarwal, MD; Gopal Purohit, MD; Isha Garg, MD; Narendra Umashankar, MD
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Dr S.N. Medical College Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):877A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.977
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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.

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