Renal dysfunction predicts mortality in type 2 diabetic patients suffering from an acute ischemic stroke

Published: 2 April 2018
Author(s): Tanja Hojs Fabjan, Meta Penko, Radovan Hojs
Issue: April 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and has already reached pandemic proportions. Chronic kidney disease is also an important public health problem, with an estimated global prevalence of between 8 and 16% [1]. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the developed world, 40% of patients with diabetes have chronic kidney disease, including end-stage renal disease [2]. Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of mortality while kidney disease is also strongly associated with an increased risk of mortality [3].