Is beta-trace protein an alternative marker of glomerular filtration rate in liver transplant recipients?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Renal insufficiency is common after liver transplantation (LT). The use of creatinine (Crea) as a marker of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is limited in patients after LT. Beta-trace protein (BTP), an alternative marker of GFR, is independent of muscle mass and has not been evaluated in LT recipients. AIM To evaluate BTP as an alternative… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2011.02569.x

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