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The role of abdominal Doppler ultrasonography in diabetic nephropathy diagnostics

Liliya Stoyanova, Mariya Dimova, Elena Marinova, Anton Dinkov


Diabetes mellitus is the most common chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, which leads to progressive atherosclerosis and failure of multiple internal organs, which in turn results in an early and severe disability. Diabetic nephropathy is one of the main microvascular complications of this disease. The article explores the usefulness of abdominal Doppler ultrasonography to validate the early changes of renal hemodynamics in patients with diabetes mellitus.


diabetes mellitus, diabetic nephropathy, abdominal Doppler ultrasonography, pulsed Doppler, resistivity Doppler index, pulsatility Doppler index

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Liliya Stoyanova
St. Marina University Hospital

Clinic of Internal Diseases

Mariya Dimova
St. Marina University Hospital

Clinic of Internal Diseases

Elena Marinova
St. Marina University Hospital

Clinic of Internal Diseases

Anton Dinkov
St. Marina University Hospital

Clinic of Internal Diseases

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