Blood Viscosity in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy Versus Blood Viscosity in Healthy Patients

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Abstract

Diabetic nephropathy is the major cause of severe renal impairment and even chronic terminal renal failure requiring dialysis. Blood viscosity is clearly modified in diabetic patients, and particularly in those with severe renal impairment

The purpose of this study is to highlight blood viscosity values at different shear rates in patients with diabetic nephropathy compared to the control group.

There is a significant increase in blood viscosity in patients with definite renal impairment.

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