Kidney function as a predictor of noncardiovascular mortality.

@article{Fried2005KidneyFA,
  title={Kidney function as a predictor of noncardiovascular mortality.},
  author={Linda P. Fried and Ronit Ben-Abraham Katz and Mark J Sarnak and Michael G. Shlipak and Paulo H. M. Chaves and Nancy Swords Jenny and Catherine O. Stehman-Breen and Daniel L. Gillen and Anthony J. Bleyer and Calvin Hirsch and David S Siscovick and Anne B. Newman},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={
          3728-35
        }
}
Chronic kidney disease is associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular mortality, as well as all-cause mortality. Whether chronic kidney disease is a predictor of noncardiovascular mortality is less clear. To further explore the latter, the association of kidney function with total noncardiovascular mortality and cause-specific mortality was assessed in the Cardiovascular Health Study, a community-based cohort of older individuals. Kidney disease was assessed using cystatin C and estimated… CONTINUE READING

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