TITLE

Peeking into the black box: New biomarkers for acute kidney injury

AUTHOR(S)
Thurman, J. M.; Parikh, C. R.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Kidney International;Feb2008, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p379
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The development of effective therapies for acute kidney injury (AKI) has been hindered by delayed diagnosis in the clinical setting, varying definitions of AKI, and limited prognostic information. In a study by Portilla et al., elevations in liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) were found to predict AKI in children undergoing cardiac surgery. New biomarkers offer the promise of earlier and more accurate diagnosis of AKI. Before they can be deemed clinically useful, however, they must undergo rigorous validation in multiple cohorts.Kidney International (2008) 73, 379–381. doi:10.1038/sj.ki.5002739
ACCESSION #
28724600

 

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