Effects of current smoking and smoking discontinuation on renal function and proteinuria in the general population.

@article{Halimi2000EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of current smoking and smoking discontinuation on renal function and proteinuria in the general population.},
  author={Jean-michel Halimi and B. Giraudeau and Sylviane Vol and Emile R Caces and Hubert Nivet and Yvon Lebranchu and Jean Tichet},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2000},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={1285-92}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking may adversely affect the progression of renal diseases. However, it is unknown whether smoking affects renal function in subjects without nephropathy. METHODS In 1998, 28,409 volunteers from the general population were examined at the Institut Régional pour la Santé (IRSA). Renal function was estimated with creatinine clearance using the Cockcroft formula. Dipstick proteinuria was assessed on an overnight urine sample by a trained technician. RESULTS Adjusted creatinine… CONTINUE READING