Pedro Medina Escobar

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BACKGROUND The vitamin B12 and folate status in nonanaemic healthy older persons needs attention the more so as decrease in levels may be anticipated from reduced haematinic provision and/or impaired intestinal uptake. METHODS A total of 1143 subjectively healthy Swiss midlands participants (637 females and 506 males), ≥60 years of age were included in(More)
The ratio of cystatin C (cysC) to creatinine (crea) is regarded as a marker of glomerular filtration quality associated with cardiovascular morbidities. We sought to determine reference intervals for serum cysC-crea ratio in seniors. Furthermore, we sought to determine whether other low-molecular weight molecules exhibit a similar behavior in individuals(More)
STUDY PRINCIPLE To estimate the prevalence of unknown impaired glucose metabolism, also referred to as prediabetes (PreD), and unknown type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among subjectively healthy Swiss senior citizens. The fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and glycated haemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) levels were used for screening. A total of 1 362 subjects were(More)
To cite this article: Mette-Triin Purde, Stefan Nock, Lorenz Risch, Pedro Medina Escobar, Chris Grebhardt, Urs E. Nydegger, Zeno Stanga & Martin Risch (2016): Ratio of cystatin C and creatinine-based estimates of the glomerular filtration rate predicts mortality in healthy seniors independent of kidney function, Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and(More)
We work on the assumption that four major specialities or sectors of medical laboratory assays, comprising clinical chemistry, haematology, immunology, and microbiology, embraced by genome sequencing techniques, are routinely in use. Medical laboratory markers for inflammation serve as model: they are allotted to most fields of medical lab assays including(More)
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