Urinary Markers of Glomerular Injury in Diabetic Nephropathy

  title={Urinary Markers of Glomerular Injury in Diabetic Nephropathy},
  author={Abraham Cohen-Bucay and Gautham Viswanathan},
  booktitle={International journal of nephrology},
Diabetic nephropathy, the leading cause of renal failure worldwide, affects approximately one-third of all people with diabetes. Microalbuminuria is considered the first sign and the best predictor of progression to renal failure and cardiovascular events. However, albuminuria has several limitations. Therefore, earlier, more sensitive and specific biomarkers with greater predictability are needed. The aim of this paper is to discuss the current literature on biomarkers of glomerular injury… CONTINUE READING