Cystatin C and estimates of renal function: searching for a better measure of kidney function in diabetic patients.

@article{Pucci2007CystatinCA,
  title={Cystatin C and estimates of renal function: searching for a better measure of kidney function in diabetic patients.},
  author={Laura Pucci and Stefano Triscornia and Daniela Lucchesi and Carmen Fotino and Giovanni Pellegrini and Ennia Pardini and Roberto Miccoli and Stefano Del Prato and Giuseppe Penno},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={480-8}
}
BACKGROUND Early identification of impairment in renal function is crucial in diabetic patients. Serum cystatin C may be the most sensitive indicator of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the clinical setting. METHODS We compared cystatin C with creatinine, the Cockcroft-Gault (C-G) formula, and the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equation for the assessment of early decreased renal function in 288 diabetic patients (125 type 1, 163 type 2) with renal impairment [GFR: 4… CONTINUE READING