Urinary calprotectin and the distinction between prerenal and intrinsic acute kidney injury.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To date there is no reliable marker for the differentiation of prerenal and intrinsic acute kidney injury (AKI). We investigated whether urinary calprotectin, a mediator protein of the innate immune system, may serve as a diagnostic marker in AKI. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This was a cross-sectional study with… (More)
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.02490311

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