Methodology for assessment of renal function

Koichi Hayashi, Shu Wakino, Hirobumi Tokuyama

研究成果: Review article

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A variety of methods for evaluation of renal function have been discovered, among which glomerular filtration rate (GFR) attracts much attention because of the major determinant of renal function. Recently, novel technique to evaluate glomerular filtration has been developed, including cystatin C, which reflects the changes in GFR at the earlier stage than serum creatinine. Furthermore, a progress has been made in evaluating tubular damage, with the discovery of N-acetyl glucosaminidase and liver-type fatty acid binding protein. More convenient and sensitive methods will be required to assess the changes in renal function in a clinical setting.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1719-1722
ページ数4
ジャーナルNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
66
発行部数9
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 9

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  • Medicine(all)

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