Journal article

Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury

Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo

Current Opinion in Critical Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The early detection of acute kidney injury may allow for timely preventive or therapeutic measures. This review discusses the role of traditional and novel biomarkers in early acute kidney injury diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Detection of acute kidney injury relies on changes in serum creatinine and urea. These are not ideal and do not reflect genuine injury or real-time changes in kidney function. Several novel biomarkers have emerged for early detection of acute kidney injury. Cystatin C is sensitive to early and mild changes to kidney function. Neutrophril gelatinase-associated lipocalin is expressed early after injury and has value in predicting acute kidney injury after..

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