Urinary cotinine as an objective measure of cigarette smoking in chronic kidney disease.

@article{JonesBurton2007UrinaryCA,
  title={Urinary cotinine as an objective measure of cigarette smoking in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Charlotte Jones-Burton and Ghazal Vessal and Jeanine Brown and Thomas C. Dowling and Jeffrey C. Fink},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={
          1950-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Smoking is a modifiable behaviour that may hasten the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, is measurable in body fluids, including urine, and can be utilized as an objective measure of smoking exposure. Its use has not been examined in the CKD population. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated use of 24-h urinary cotinine excretion (Ucot) as a quantitative index of smoking exposure in a CKD population. Methods of comparison… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.