Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and kidney function decline and kidney disease-related clinical events in older women.

BACKGROUND It is still unclear whether serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a biomarker of renal tubular injury, is a prognostic marker for the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. METHODS A prospective-cohort study of 1,245 women aged ≥70 from the general population. Associations between plasma NGAL… CONTINUE READING