Gudrun Hatlen

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OBJECTIVES Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) that accumulates in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and predicts cardiovascular outcome. Arginine is the substrate for NOS and a low arginine/ADMA ratio may lead to a reduced NO production and a worse prognosis. We have studied how other(More)
BACKGROUND The association between albuminuria and coronary heart disease (CHD) is well-known, but uncertainties related to day-to-day variability and effect modification of gender complicate the risk assessment process. This study evaluates the associations of CHD with albuminuria level in men and women based on the number of urine samples. METHODS Nine(More)
OBJECTIVE Knowledge on how changing risk factors influence the progression of albuminuria over time is still limited. Furthermore, large population-based cohorts are needed to study the association between albuminuria change and mortality risk in nondiabetic study participants. METHODS We evaluated changes of albuminuria in 6282 nondiabetic individuals(More)
Albuminuria is a well-documented predictor of cardiovascular (CV) mortality. However, day-to-day variability is substantial, and there is no consensus on the number of urine samples required for risk prediction. To resolve this we followed 9158 adults from the population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study for 13 years (Second HUNT Study). The predictive(More)
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