Cystatin C, albuminuria, and 5-year all-cause mortality in HIV-infected persons.

  title={Cystatin C, albuminuria, and 5-year all-cause mortality in HIV-infected persons.},
  author={Andy Choi and Rebecca Scherzer and Peter Bacchetti and Phyllis C. Tien and Michael S Saag and Cynthia L. Gibert and Lynda A. Szczech and Carl Grunfeld and Michael G. Shlipak},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={56 5},
BACKGROUND Compared with controls, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons have a greater prevalence of kidney disease, assessed according to high cystatin C level and albuminuria, but not according to creatinine level. However, the clinical importance of increased cystatin C level and albuminuria in the HIV-infected population has not been studied. STUDY DESIGN We conducted an observational cohort study to determine the association of kidney disease (measured according to… CONTINUE READING
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