Association Between Inter-Arm Blood Pressure Difference and Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Bayan F. Alqtishat
Deanship of Sceintific Research/ Al-Quds University
Background: The Palestinian society's rates of Diabetes Mellitus are among the highest worldwide rates. One of the common diabetes complications is diabetic chronic kidney disease. Diabetic chronic kidney disease is associated with inter-arm blood pressure difference, defined as a ⩾10mmHg difference in systolic blood pressure between the right and left arms as a predictor. Several studies have shown that inter-arm blood pressure difference is related to an increased risk of death and vascular problems in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus.