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Vol. 36, No. 5, 2012
Issue release date: November 2012
Section title: Original Report: Patient-Oriented, Translational Research
Am J Nephrol 2012;36:488–496
(DOI:10.1159/000343920)

Glycated Albumin, Not Hemoglobin A1c, Predicts Cardiovascular Hospitalization and Length of Stay in Diabetic Patients on Dialysis

Murea M. · Moran T. · Russell G.B. · Shihabi Z.K. · Byers J.R. · Andries L. · Bleyer A.J. · Freedman B.I.
Departments of aInternal Medicine-Nephrology, bGeneral Internal Medicine, cBiostatistical Sciences, and dPathology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., USA

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Abstract of Original Report: Patient-Oriented, Translational Research

Received: 8/31/2012
Accepted: 10/2/2012
Published online: 11/7/2012

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0250-8095 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9670 (Online)

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Abstract

Background: The utility of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and glycated albumin (GA) in diabetic dialysis patients remains unknown. GA was previously associated with all-cause hospitalization and patient survival. Relationships between GA, HbA1c, and casual plasma glucose (PG) with cause-specific cardiovascular (CV) disease, infectious disease (ID), and vascular access- (VA) related hospitalization rates and length of stay (LOS) were assessed. Methods: 444 prevalent diabetic dialysis patients had monthly PG, quarterly GA, and all HbA1c values recorded for 2.33 years; hospitalizations within 17 and 30 days of testing were evaluated. Best-fit, time-dependent Cox models were constructed in unadjusted, case-mix-adjusted (age, sex, race, BMI, diabetes duration, dialysis vintage), and case-mix- plus lab-adjusted (hemoglobin, albumin, phosphorus) models. Results: Mean ± SD diabetes duration was 18.5 ± 10.8 years and dialysis vintage 2.9 ± 2.6 years. In fully adjusted models, CV hospitalization rates were associated with increasing GA (HR 1.32; 95% CI 1.11–1.57; p = 0.002 at 17 days; HR 1.21; p = 0.02 at 30 days) and PG (HR 1.10; 95% CI 1.02–1.17; p = 0.01 at 17 days; HR 1.07; p = 0.03 at 30 days), not HbA1c (HR 1.24; 95% CI 0.89–1.73; p = 0.21 at 17 days; HR 1.26; p = 0.10 at 30 days). LOS for CV admissions was positively associated with GA (HR 1.18; 95% CI 1.01–1.39; p = 0.03), not PG (HR 1.04; 95% CI 0.99–1.10; p = 0.15) or HbA1c (HR 1.03; 95% CI 0.92–1.15; p = 0.21). Admissions due to ID and VA complications (and LOS) did not correlate with these assays. Conclusions: Improved glycemic control based on GA and PG predicted CV-related hospitalizations; GA also predicted CV hospitalization LOS. HbA1c did not predict cause-specific hospitalizations in dialysis populations.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Report: Patient-Oriented, Translational Research

Received: 8/31/2012
Accepted: 10/2/2012
Published online: 11/7/2012

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0250-8095 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9670 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/AJN


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