Does microalbuminuria screening in diabetes prevent complications?
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Screening diabetic patients for microalbuminuria identifies those who may benefit from treatments that delay progression to renal failure (strength of recommendation: B, based on extrapolation from Level 1 treatment studies of patients with microalbuminuria). No research has determined the best method for screening for microalbuminuria, or whether screening in primary care populations will produce better long-term outcomes. No studies have examined the role of microalbuminuria screening after angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have been instituted for other indications.
Journal of Family Practice, 52(3) 2003: 229-231.