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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 167-168

The renal pentad


1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and B.R.I.D.E., Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Rama Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and B.R.I.D.E., Karnal - 132 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_288_17

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Diabetes management is a comprehensive exercise which encompasses not only glycemic control, but vascular risk reduction as well. Accepted clinical models such as the glycemic pentad and metabolic pentad list the glucose related and metabolic aspects which influence ling term vascular outcomes. This paper describes a 'renal pentad' which consists of 5×2 easily measurable parameters, which influence renal outcomes. Renal function ,acute health concerns, chronic health concerns, glycemic control and comorbid concerns from the five components of this pentad. The 5 pointed rubric serves as a teaching and clinical tool, and assists in appropriate choice and targets of therapy in diabetic kidney disease.


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