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Interpreting, Integrating, and Individualizing Evidence about the Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy

Deborah J. Cook, MD, MSc(Epid); and Gordon H. Guyatt, MD, MSc(Epid)
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McMaster University; Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6, Canada (Cook) McMaster University; Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6, Canada (Guyatt)

Note: Dr. Cook is a Career Scientist of the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Cook and Guyatt: Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada.

Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(9):707-708. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-131-9-199911020-00013
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Policy-relevant research for the care of patients with diabetes mellitus is in high demand, given the prevalence, morbidity, and costs associated with this condition. Randomized trials, meta-analyses, and economic studies have evaluated myriad management strategies directed at the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the macrovascular and microvascular sequelae of diabetes. Accordingly, diabetes mellitus is an ideal condition for evidence-based disease management (12).

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