Estimation of glomerular filtration rate in obese patients with chronic renal impairment based on serum cystatin C levels.


BACKGROUND Serum cystatin C (Scyst) has an obvious advantage in recognizing the initial stages of renal impairment. However, several recent studies suggest that Scyst may also be affected by some nonglomerular factors such as thyroid dysfunction, glucocorticoid administration or metabolic status of the diabetic patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate… (More)


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