Navigation Links
HbA1C test for glucose monitoring poorly predictive in dialysis patients
Date:5/31/2011

sense of security because their lower HbA1c actually relates to shorter red cell survival, yet suggests diabetes control is better than it really is."

Nearly 500,000 people are on dialysis in the Unites States and diabetes is the cause of kidney failure in nearly 50 percent of them. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure worldwide and is associated with high mortality rates more than 20 percent of dialysis patients die each year. As such, there is an urgent need for accurate blood sugar testing in diabetic dialysis patients.

Freedman and colleagues evaluated 444 patients with diabetes undergoing dialysis. Patients continued their normal treatment and HbA1c monitoring, but also agreed to have a GA test every three months for an average of more than 2.3 years.

The GA test, developed by Tokyo-based Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation, measures blood sugars over the past 17 days, as opposed to the longer time frame for HbA1c. In situations where rapid changes occur in blood sugar, the GA gives a more accurate picture of diabetes control. The GA test used in this study is available in Japan, China and South Korea, but is not yet FDA approved in the United States.

Wake Forest Baptist researchers compared the patients' HbA1c and GA test results, assessing their ability to predict hospitalizations and survival. They found that the HbA1c failed to predict these important medical outcomes. In contrast, the GA was a strong predictor of patient survival and hospitalizations.

"This is the first study showing that a blood sugar test predicts risk of death in diabetic dialysis patients, as well as risk of hospitalization," Freedman said. "This test provides the missing link that will allow dialysis patients and physicians to accurately gauge risk. The association is clear: high GA readings predict higher risk."

Freedman suggests physicians not rely on the HbA1c in dialysis patients, instead suggesting that blood gl
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jguenzel@wakehealth.edu
336-716-3487
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Low Glucose Levels May Raise Death Risk Among Older People
2. New device holds promise of making blood glucose testing easier for patients with diabetes
3. Elderly patients admitted with high glucose levels are more likely to die in hospital
4. Injectable, Oral Birth Control Dont Threaten Glucose, Insulin Levels: Study
5. Intensively lowering glucose: Possible benefits must be weighed against risks
6. Glucose Tattoo Could Track Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics
7. Telemonitoring can improve overall survival of HF patients
8. Telemonitoring Success May Depend on Patients Age, Literacy Level
9. Closely monitoring low-risk prostate cancer, with biopsy, does not raise risk of death
10. Parental monitoring of opposite-gender child may decrease problem drinking in young adults
11. Virtual assistance is confirmed as an effective tool in monitoring HIV patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 DMG Productions announces the ... to broadcast on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 ... , In this episode, Innovations will go behind-the-scenes ... and improves human performance. Audiences will be amazed by ... spaces by installing and providing access to real musical ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... proteins produced by Staph bacteria has been used to ... just posted an article on the new research. ... at the University of Western Australia treated mesothelioma ... that it killed the cancer cells while simultaneously stimulating ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... July/August edition of Current Pedorthics, a bi-monthly publication of the ... the field of pedorthics. , Bunion Bootie ... as an alternative solution for bunion sufferers and their pain. ... be worn in nearly any shoe to eliminate the friction ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a ... Academy of Ophthalmology, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the ... 42 percent of the world’s population is nearsighted, and this ... , “This is an important finding in the field ... “Not only are we finding better ways to treat ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait is excited to ... a new diagnostic option for measuring tear production levels to ... TearLab is a revolutionary new testing method for dry ... amount of tears a patient produces and take the necessary ... Director at the Kuwait medical center. “The test collects a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Announcing New Episode Airing of Innovations on Monday August 25, 2014 via Discovery Channel 2Health News:Study Finds Bacteria Compound Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Recently Featured in Current Pedorthics: Bunion Bootie, the Very Popular Bunion Treatment Splint 2Health News:Recently Featured in Current Pedorthics: Bunion Bootie, the Very Popular Bunion Treatment Splint 3Health News:Study Suggests Environmental Factors May Outweigh Genetics When It Comes to Myopia 2Health News:Beverly Hills Kuwait is the First Medical Center in Kuwait with Access to TearLab 2
... ON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx Inc. ... to developing the next,generation of therapeutic products ... candidate, Streptomycin nanoparticles,will be the subject of ... in,Treatment and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial Infections" at ...
... Company Serves as a Free Resource to Employees Seeking Senior ... ... the nation,s largest,referral service of senior care options, was recently recognized in ... to when an,employer does not offer eldercare assistance as a part of ...
... genes can work in more powerful and sneaky ways than ... JAK that is closely related to a common cancer-causing gene ... manner. JAK disrupts the activity of an organisms DNA on ... on in an embryos development. , A team from the ...
... Hotel, Washington, D.C.,National and International Health Care Professionals will Convene to ... ... Failure Patients, WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 ... convenes Sunday, September,16, 2007 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in ...
... out of 4 Slept Better on New Sleep Better(TM) ... effort to test the,connection between a new, quality bed ... townspeople of Pillow, Pa. let go of one of ... Sleep Better(TM),Project. Residents of this central Pennsylvania bedroom ...
... 16, 2007 New findings by UT Southwestern Medical ... interferes with the beneficial effects estrogen has on the ... between cholesterol and estrogen in heart disease. , The ... October issue of the journal Nature Medicine , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AlphaRx To Present at 47th Annual ICAAC 2Health News:A Place for Mom, Nation's Largest Senior Care Referral Service, Fills a Gap in Employee Benefits 2Health News:If you think cancer genes are simple, you don't know JAK 2Health News:If you think cancer genes are simple, you don't know JAK 3Health News:If you think cancer genes are simple, you don't know JAK 4Health News:If you think cancer genes are simple, you don't know JAK 5Health News:Heart Failure Society of America 11th Annual Scientific Meeting to Focus on Heart Failure Guidelines, Innovation and New Research 2Health News:Heart Failure Society of America 11th Annual Scientific Meeting to Focus on Heart Failure Guidelines, Innovation and New Research 3Health News:Pillow, PA's Great American Sleep Better(TM)Project Reports Results 2Health News:Pillow, PA's Great American Sleep Better(TM)Project Reports Results 3Health News:Cholesterol byproduct blocks heart health benefits of estrogen 2Health News:Cholesterol byproduct blocks heart health benefits of estrogen 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 InfinityQS International, Inc., the global ... , today announces Infusion Chicago, its 9 th ... held Oct. 9-10, 2014, at the Chicago Marriott ... the necessity for implementing a quality system that ... to gain insight into production processes. Complimentary registrations ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: ... applicable Reference Yields and consideration payable in connection with its ... August 7, 2014 for (1) any and all of its ... and (2) up to a maximum amount of its 6.125% ... 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Bedrocan Cannabis ... three independent members to its Board of Directors, ... experience of the company, a leading licensed producer ... . Internationally, Bedrocan has 13 years, experience in ... in seven countries, including Canada. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InfinityQS to Host Manufacturing Intelligence Conference in Chicago 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 3CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 4CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 5CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 6Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 2Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 3
... REGENSBURG, Germany, June 2 The TGF-beta 2,inhibitor ... good safety,and tolerability in the systemic treatment of ... administered,intravenously, showed a clear proof of concept. Patients ... for seven days every other week,as second or ...
... Transplant Congress in Toronto, MIAMI, June 2 ... Departments of Surgery and Pathology at the University ... corroborated the value of,monitoring cell- mediated immunity (CMI) ... regular laboratory assay of cell function,(ImmuKnow(R)/Cylex). Their paper, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anti-TGF-Beta Antisense AP 12009 Shows Very Good Safety and Tolerability in Systemic Treatment of Pancreatic Carcinoma, Malignant Melanoma and Colorectal Carcinoma 2Anti-TGF-Beta Antisense AP 12009 Shows Very Good Safety and Tolerability in Systemic Treatment of Pancreatic Carcinoma, Malignant Melanoma and Colorectal Carcinoma 3Anti-TGF-Beta Antisense AP 12009 Shows Very Good Safety and Tolerability in Systemic Treatment of Pancreatic Carcinoma, Malignant Melanoma and Colorectal Carcinoma 4University of Miami Team Confirms Value of Monitoring Cell-Mediated Immunity Pre- and Post-Transplant in Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients 2University of Miami Team Confirms Value of Monitoring Cell-Mediated Immunity Pre- and Post-Transplant in Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients 3University of Miami Team Confirms Value of Monitoring Cell-Mediated Immunity Pre- and Post-Transplant in Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: