Serum blood urea nitrogen as an independent marker of subsequent mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes and normal to mildly reduced glomerular filtration rates.

@article{Kirtane2005SerumBU,
  title={Serum blood urea nitrogen as an independent marker of subsequent mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes and normal to mildly reduced glomerular filtration rates.},
  author={Ajay J. Kirtane and David M Leder and S. S. Waikar and Glenn M. Chertow and Kausik K Ray and Duane S Pinto and Dimitrios Karmpaliotis and Andrew J. Burger and Sabina A. Murphy and Christopher Paul Cannon and Eugene Braunwald and C Michael Gibson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={1781-6}
}
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) would be associated with adverse outcomes independent of serum creatinine (sCr)-based estimates of kidney function in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). BACKGROUND Although lower glomerular filtration rates (GFR) have prognostic significance among patients with ACS, estimates of GFR based on sCr may perform less accurately among patients with milder kidney dysfunction. In this population in particular, BUN, which… CONTINUE READING
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