Serum cystatin C is superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function: a meta-analysis.

@article{Dharnidharka2002SerumCC,
  title={Serum cystatin C is superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Vikas R Dharnidharka and Charles Y Kwon and Gary Stevens},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={221-6}
}
BACKGROUND Serum cystatin C (Cys C) has been proposed as a simple, accurate, and rapid endogenous marker of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in research and clinical practice. However, there are conflicting reports regarding the superiority of Cys C over serum creatinine (Cr), with a few studies suggesting no significant difference. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of available data from various studies to compare the accuracy of Cys C and Cr in relation to a reference standard of GFR. A… CONTINUE READING
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