C-reactive protein and albumin as predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease.

@article{Menon2005CreactivePA,
  title={C-reactive protein and albumin as predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Vandana Menon and Tom Greene and Xuelei Wang and Arema A. Pereira and Santica M. Marcovina and Gerald J. Beck and John Walter Kusek and Alan J. Collins and Andrew S. Levey and Mark J Sarnak},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={766-72}
}
BACKGROUND High C-reactive protein (CRP) and hypoalbuminemia are associated with increased risk of mortality in patients with kidney failure. There are limited data evaluating the relationships between CRP, albumin, and outcomes in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4. METHODS The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study was a randomized controlled trial conducted between 1989 and 1993. CRP was measured in frozen samples taken at baseline. Survival status and cause of death… CONTINUE READING
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