Stratifying risk in chronic kidney disease: an observational study of UK guidelines for measuring total proteinuria and albuminuria.

@article{Methven2011StratifyingRI,
  title={Stratifying risk in chronic kidney disease: an observational study of UK guidelines for measuring total proteinuria and albuminuria.},
  author={Shona Methven and Jamie Traynor and Maria J. H. De Hair and Denis St J O'Reilly and Christopher J Deighan and Mark S Macgregor},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2011},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={663-70}
}
BACKGROUND Proteinuria predicts poor renal and cardiovascular outcomes. Some guidelines recommend measuring proteinuria using albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR), while others recommend total protein:creatinine ratio (TPCR). AIM To compare renal outcomes and mortality in the populations identified by these different recommendations. DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. METHODS Baseline ACR and TPCR measurements were obtained from 5586 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD… CONTINUE READING
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