Cystatin C as a risk factor for outcomes in chronic kidney disease.

  title={Cystatin C as a risk factor for outcomes in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Vandana Menon and Michael G. Shlipak and Xuelei Wang and Josef Coresh and Tom Greene and Lesley Stevens and John Walter Kusek and Gerald J. Beck and Allan J. Collins and Andrew S. Levey and Mark J Sarnak},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={147 1},
BACKGROUND No study has compared cystatin C level, serum creatinine concentration, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as risk factors for outcomes in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and none has compared measured GFR with CKD in any population. OBJECTIVE To compare cystatin C level with serum creatinine concentration and iothalamate GFR as risk factors for death and kidney failure. DESIGN Observational study using serum cystatin C assayed from baseline samples of the Modification… CONTINUE READING


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