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The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and an estimate of creatinine clearance (CCr), calculated from the values of body cell mass (BCM) and of plasma creatinine (PCr), thus avoiding urine collection. The value of BCM was obtained from the measurement of total body impedance in 80 renal patients. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of plasma levels of three low-molecular weight proteins cystatin C, beta 2-microglobulin, and retinol-binding protein, as indicators of impairment of glomerular filtration rate in comparison with plasma creatinine. METHODS Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was measured in 110 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to compare the adequacy of single and multifrequency bioimpedance analysis (BIA) to evaluate body water compartments, body composition, and nutritional status in maintenance hemodialysis patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University-based hemodialysis unit. PATIENTS Nineteen patients (12 male, 7(More)
The gold standards for the measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are inulin clearance and radioisotopic methods. However, creatinine clearance is the most used test to evaluate GFR in clinical practice. Its adequacy is questionable, since its repeatability is quite poor, mainly due to errors in the collection of urine. The aim of this study was to(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate, in renal transplant recipients with different function of the graft, the urinary excretion of some low molecular weight proteins and tubular enzymes frequently employed as indicators of tubular dysfunction. Urinary excretion of proteins and enzymes was measured in 51 renal transplant patients and, for comparison, in 73(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of predicting creatinine clearance (CCr) from plasma creatinine (PCr) and body com-position analysis by means of electrical impedance, thereby avoiding urine collection. Fat-free mass (FFM) and body cell mass (BCM) were measured in 50 renal patients (M29, F21; aged 17-74 years; mean 52.6) with different(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum levels of beta-trace protein (BTP), a low molecular weight (MW) protein, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR and serum levels of BTP, and for comparison creatinine (Creat), cystatin C (Cys) and beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2M), were measured in 60 patients, with renal function ranging(More)
BACKGROUND The intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) serum value has been the non-invasive biomarker of choice for the early diagnosis of renal bone disease in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) patient population. It has now been known that the intact PTH assay value is the sum of 1-84 PTH (true hypercalcemic PTH) and large C-terminal PTH fragments, mainly 7-84(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of contrast media on both tubular and glomerular function. Different parameters of tubular and glomerular function were determined before and at 1, 3, and 5 days after the intravascular administration of contrast media in 100 adult renal patients (plasma creatinine 0.6-10.8 mg/dL, mean: 1.3). Urinary(More)