Measurement of the kidney function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: plasma cystatin C versus 51Cr-EDTA clearance.

@article{Karstila2008MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the kidney function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: plasma cystatin C versus 51Cr-EDTA clearance.},
  author={Krista Karstila and Aimo P. T. Harmoinen and Terho Lehtim{\"a}ki and Markku M Korpela and Jukka T. Mustonen and Heikki H T Saha},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={c284-90}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Knowledge of the usefulness of cystatin C measurement in the detection of chronic kidney disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is scant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of plasma cystatin C- and creatinine-based methods to predict glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and classify chronic kidney disease in RA… CONTINUE READING