Detection of an earlier tubulopathy in diabetic nephropathy among children with normoalbuminuria.

@article{Hafez2015DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of an earlier tubulopathy in diabetic nephropathy among children with normoalbuminuria.},
  author={Mona Hassan Hafez and Fatma A F El-Mougy and Samuel H. Makar and Semon Abd El Shaheed},
  journal={Iranian journal of kidney diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={126-31}
}
INTRODUCTION Diabetic nephropathy is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). Albuminuria, the gold standard for early diagnosis, cannot always detect early diabetic nephropathy. We aimed at evaluating the level of urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker of tubulointerstitial damage in children and adolescents with type 1 DM in relation to the level of albuminuria and other parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING