Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in Kidney Transplantation Is an Early Marker of Graft Dysfunction and Is Associated with One-Year Renal Function

@inproceedings{Fonseca2013NeutrophilGL,
  title={Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in Kidney Transplantation Is an Early Marker of Graft Dysfunction and Is Associated with One-Year Renal Function},
  author={Isabel Barahona da Fonseca and Jos{\'e} Carlos de Oliveira and Manuela Ferreira Almeida and Madalena Coutinho Cruz and Anabela Malho and La Salete Martins and Leon{\'i}dio S Dias and Sofia Pedroso and J. L. Campos dos Santos and Lu{\'i}sa Lobato and Ant{\'o}nio Castro Henriques and Denisa Mendonça},
  booktitle={Journal of transplantation},
  year={2013}
}
Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) has been suggested as potential early marker of delayed graft function (DGF) following kidney transplantation (KTx). We conducted a prospective study in 40 consecutive KTx recipients to evaluate serial changes of uNGAL within the first week after KTx and assess its performance in predicting DGF (dialysis requirement during initial posttransplant week) and graft function throughout first year. Urine samples were collected on post-KTx… CONTINUE READING