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...in deficiency and other coagulation disorders; Hemoglobin A1c to monitor patients with diabetes; CardioPhase ((R)) hsCRP for cardiac risk assessment; cystatin
C for identifying kidney dysfunction; Berichrom Heparin calibrators and controls used with tests that monitor heparin levels; and new concentrated rea...
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment
... to recommend that any of these biomarkers be routinely measured."
The six biomarkers surveyed in the study were CRP, an indicator of inflammation; cystatin
C; lipoprotein-associated phospholipase 2; midregional proadrenomedullin; midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide; and N-terminal pro-B type natriur...
Novel biomarkers in heart failure
...ism - blood cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol levels
for glucose metabolism glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
for kidney function creatinine, or recently cystatin
for inflammation C-reactive protein (CRP)
for anemia hemoglobin
for cardiac function natriuretic peptides
Biomarker assessments are u...
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths
In the study, Arnlov and his colleagues tested 1,135 men, average age 71, for four body chemicals: troponin I, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), cystatin
C and C-reactive protein. Over a 10-year follow-up, "all of the biomarkers significantly predicted the risk of death from cardiovascular causes," the ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for April 1, 2008, issue
...udy of Atherosclerosis found that about 20 percent who were initially free of hypertension developed the disease later on (Article, p. 501).
C levels and urinary albumin excretion -- the most sensitive indicators of kidney dysfunction -- were associated with a statistically significant 15 p...
$4 million award to improve detection of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery
...(IL-18), urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL), and serum cystatin
C. Parikh and his colleagues are doing the work in conjunction with a clini... an early diagnosiswithin 24 to 48 hours. They will also test whether serum cystatin
C could better predict pre-operative risk of AKI, and whether urine IL-18 a...
Early Indicator of Kidney Disease May Also Predict Risk of Pre-Diabetes
... Buffalo, N.Y. -- A blood component called cystatin
C, used to test for
early-stage kidney impairmen...ly 2007 issue of Diabetes Care that high levels of cystatin
C were associated with a three-fold risk of
prog...f further studies support our finding, testing for cystatin
become an important part of a standard p...
Cystatin C Test- A Reliable Test to Detect Chronic Health Risks
... The cystatin
C test appears to be a good alternative for identi...rsity of California, San Francisco. "It shows that cystatin
is a very promising new tool that complements crea...r "probably 100 years," according to Shlipak – and cystatin
C, a blood protein that is also filtered through t...
The Exposure Of Cadmium And Its Effects On Kidneys
The team analyzed data, including blood and urine samples, collected from 820 women aged 54-63 years. Blood levels of creatinine and cystatin
C were measured in 742 participants to calculate glomerular function. Urinary concentrations of calcium, human complex-forming protein, and N-acetyl-a...
Updated formula measures kidney function more accurately
...d by the study is based on height and gender, serum creatinine and BUN, and cystatin
C a ubiquitous protein that is well-correlated with kidney function. These... BUN, while a slightly more complicated method of collection will yield the cystatin
C result. These five variables can effectively assess how well a child's ki...
A novel way found to prevent protein plaques implicated in Alzheimer's
...on between amyloid beta and another protein called cystatin
Although much work needs to be done, these n...s for Alzheimers disease that mimic the effects of cystatin
C, says Efrat Levy, Ph.D., Associate Professor in ...by these findings because recent studies show that cystatin
C is protective against a variety of insults that ...