Cystatin C, Beta2 Microglobulin, N-Acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase, Retinol-Binding Protein, and Endothelin 1 Levels in the Evaluation of Sickle Cell Disease Nephropathy.

@article{Unal2015CystatinCB,
  title={Cystatin C, Beta2 Microglobulin, N-Acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase, Retinol-Binding Protein, and Endothelin 1 Levels in the Evaluation of Sickle Cell Disease Nephropathy.},
  author={Selma Savas Unal and Caglar Kotan and Ali Delibaş and Yesim Oztas},
  journal={Pediatric hematology and oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={250-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Renal involvement is common in sickle cell disease (SCD). Early demonstration of renal injury and commencement of appropriate treatment will increase survival and quality of life in these patients. We investigated renal manifestations in our pediatric and adult SCD patients and evaluated the role of cystatin C, Beta2 microglobulin (B2M), retinol-binding protein (RBP), N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), and endothelin-1 (ET-1) to indicate renal damage. METHODS The study involved… CONTINUE READING