Novel markers of kidney function as predictors of ESRD, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population.

@article{Astor2012NovelMO,
  title={Novel markers of kidney function as predictors of ESRD, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population.},
  author={Brad C Astor and Tariq Shafi and Ron C. Hoogeveen and Kunihiro Matsushita and Christie M. Ballantyne and Lesley Ann Inker and Josef Coresh},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={
          653-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cystatin C level predicts mortality more strongly than serum creatinine level. It is unknown whether this advantage extends to other outcomes, such as kidney failure, or whether other novel renal filtration markers share this advantage in predicting outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 9,988 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, a population-based study in 4 US communities, followed for approximately 10 years… CONTINUE READING
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