Biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury.

  title={Biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury.},
  author={Prasad Devarajan},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={23 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious condition, the diagnosis of which depends on serum creatinine, which is a delayed and unreliable indicator of AKI. Fortunately, understanding the early stress response of the kidney to acute injuries has revealed a number of potential biomarkers. The current status of the most promising of these novel AKI biomarkers, including neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), liver-type fatty… CONTINUE READING
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