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Cystatin C versus creatinine-based GFR formula in CKD patients


Introduction. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is the main tool to assess kidney function. Some experts suggest cystatin C as a more precise and accurate indicator than creatinine to calculate GFR. This study is designed to assess if cystatin C is more helpful in early diagnosis and better follow-up of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who may benefit more from appropriate and timely management.

Methods. We studied 312 patients in different stages of CKD and normal kidney function as control. GFR based on creatinine (Jaffe and enzymatic) and cystatin C were calculated and compared.

Results. A total of 146(46.8%) patients were male with a mean age of 53±17.5 years. The patients were divided into 3 groups based on GFR (>60 cc/min/1.73m 2, 30< GFR<60cc/min/1.73m 2, 15<GFR<30cc/min/1.73m 2). No significant differences in GFR estimation based on creatinine and cystatin C were found.

Conclusions. There were no significant differences between serum cystatin C-based formula and creatinine-based formula for GFR calculation. Therefore, they can be used interchangeably.

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Are Depression and Anxiety Common in Hemodialyzed Patients?

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Prevention of Diabetic Kidney Disease in the Light of Current Literature

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Kidney Complications Due to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation-A Disorder of an Increasing Incidence?

transplantation: a series of 20 patients and review of the literature. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2007; 2: 1014-1023. 40. Terrier B, Delmas Y, Hummel A, et al . Post-allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation membranous nephropathy: clinical presentation, outcome and pathogenic aspects. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2007; 22: 1369-1376. 41. Romagnani P, Lazzeri E, Mazzinghi B, et al . Nephrotic syndrome and renal failure after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: novel molecular diagnostic tools for a challenging differential diagnosis. Am J Kidney Dis 2005

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