Serum levels of cystatin C in patients with malignancy

  title={Serum levels of cystatin C in patients with malignancy},
  author={Keiko Nakai and Masayuki Kikuchi and Keiko Fujimoto and Yoshito Kaneko and So Omori and Kenji Nakai and Akira Suwabe},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Nephrology},
Serum levels of cystatin C have been proposed to be an ideal marker of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, some reports have shown that serum levels of cystatin C increase independently of GFR. In this study, we evaluated the clinical utility of cystatin C in monitoring GFR, especially in patients with a malignancy. Study subjects consisted of 82 patients with a malignancy, 39 patients with a non-malignancy, 31 healthy volunteers, and 206 patients with various degrees of renal… CONTINUE READING


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