Cystatin C in prediction of acute kidney injury: a systemic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Zhang2011CystatinCI,
  title={Cystatin C in prediction of acute kidney injury: a systemic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Zhongheng Zhang and Baolong Lu and Xiaoyan Sheng and Ni Jin},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={356-65}
}
BACKGROUND Cystatin C (CysC) has been proposed as a filtration marker for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI); however, a wide range of its predictive accuracy has been reported. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis of diagnostic test studies. SETTING & POPULATION Various clinical settings of AKI, including patients after cardiac surgery, pediatric patients, and critically ill patients. SELECTION CRITERIA Computerized search of PubMed, Current Contents, CINAHL, and EMBASE from… CONTINUE READING
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