Navigation Links
New kidney test a better predictor of health

Scientists have developed a new blood test called Cystatin-C for predicting cardiovascular risk and death amongst //elderly from kidney malfunction. Earlier test that was used was creatinine, and researchers say that the new test will be more effective and better predictor than the earlier one.

The new test distinguishes three types of cardiovascular risks: low, medium and high. The new test revealed that 20% of the population tested has a high level of cystatin-C. This makes them at 50% higher risk of cardiac attack and stroke compared to those who have lowest levels of the cystatin-C. The same participants when were tested with creatinine, only about 10% were detected to have similar high risks.

Kidney function is very closely related to cardiac disease and even loss of a small part of kidney function can radically increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and related problems.

Researchers for the new test feel that this test can be used to detect health problems in elderly more accurately, as the rate of incidence of kidney malfunctions and cardiac diseases are quite high in them.

The research is published in the current edition of New England Journal of Medicine


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure
2. Helping the neurology of kidney failure
3. Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney
4. Diet plays a role in kidney stones
5. Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure
6. Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation
7. New operation for kidney cancer
8. Osteoporosis and kidney stones gene marker identified
9. Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants
10. Early test to detect kidney failure
11. Moderate drinking can be good for the kidneys
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board ... become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon ... beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law ... organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our ... a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, ... in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in ... around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by ... (EATS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... FRISCO, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National ... patients about hereditary cancer risks. ... Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than ... to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: