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Correlation of Duplex Ultrasound and Biochemical Parameters in Diabetic Nephropathy: A Narrative Review

Sumukh Mithunkul, V Subramaniyan, Sai Shankar, Jenikar Paul, Harshavardhan Balaganesan, Anila Punchiry

Keywords : Diabetic nephropathy, Doppler, Renal ultrasound

Citation Information : Mithunkul S, Subramaniyan V, Shankar S, Paul J, Balaganesan H, Punchiry A. Correlation of Duplex Ultrasound and Biochemical Parameters in Diabetic Nephropathy: A Narrative Review. 2022; 5 (3):66-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03160

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a chronic microvascular complication of diabetic mellitus. Progressive loss of kidney function can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Diabetic nephropathy can be detected and managed early, which can help to prevent or postpone the development of ESRD. Duplex ultrasound can be used to quantify renal characteristics such as length, echogenicity, parenchymal thickness, and resistive index (RI), which could help in the early diagnosis of DN. The purpose of this article was to study the correlation of duplex ultrasound findings and biochemical parameters in diabetic nephropathic patients. A progressive increase in the renal RI, derangement of renal sonomorphological parameters, and biochemical parameters were found with advancing DN. Similar studies have shown this relationship which can be used for early detection of DN which helps to reduce morbidity to great extent.

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