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2013-08-21 10:20:18

In a large national study, higher levels of the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio was associated with greater risk of incident but not recurrent coronary heart disease in black individuals when compared with white individuals, according to a study in the August 21 issue of JAMA. "Increased urinary albumin excretion is an important marker of kidney injury and a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Black individuals have higher levels of urinary albumin excretion than white...

2012-05-29 07:52:26

A review of data from seven clinical trials suggests that intensive glucose control is associated with reduced risk of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria (conditions characterized by excessive levels of protein in the urine usually resulting from damage to the filtering units of the kidneys), according to a report published in the May 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The meta-analysis also suggests the data "were inconclusive" that intensive...

2011-04-11 21:59:20

Combining the chronic kidney disease markers of creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio with the biomarker cystatin C was associated with improved prediction of end-stage kidney disease and all-cause death, according to a study that will appear in the April 20 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at the World Congress of Nephrology. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is currently defined as...

2010-07-16 13:23:28

First morning albumin:creatinine urine test clues clinicians into signs of trouble A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor kidney function by measuring the albumin:creatinine ratio from a first morning urine sample. Individuals with kidney...

2010-04-30 09:00:00

Simple urine test may help identify patients at risk Healthy people with high blood pressure who excrete a slight excess of protein in the urine raise their risk of developing kidney and heart complications. According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN), more attention should focus on the potential health effects of urinary protein excretion in individuals with high blood pressure (hypertension). Kidney dysfunction,...

2009-05-06 22:12:52

Dutch researchers have linked elevated levels of the protein albumin in urine to increased blood clot risk. The eight-year study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found 3 percent of study participants with microalbuminuria -- having albumin in urine of 30-300 mg per 24-hour urine collection -- developed a condition in which a blood clot or thrombus forms in a vein, or venous thromboembolism. The fact that microalbuminuria has a high prevalence in the general...

2009-05-06 08:03:33

Preliminary research suggests that higher than normal levels of the protein albumin in urine is associated with an increased risk for blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism; VTE), according to a study in the May 6 issue of JAMA. The overall incidence of VTE in developed countries is about 0.15 percent per year, varying from less than 0.005 percent in individuals younger than 15 years to as high as 0.5 percent at 80 years of age. Known risk factors for VTE...

2009-02-10 15:55:21

Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a U.S. study said. However, lead researcher David Shoham of Loyola University Health System said that the study did not find an elevated risk for men, or for people who drink diet soda. Researchers examined data from a representative sample of 9,358 U.S. adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included urine samples and a questionnaire about...

2008-12-09 18:06:41

Researchers in Britain and Pakistan say high doses of thiamine, or vitamin B1, can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease. Dr. Naila Rabbani and Paul J. Thornalley at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Punjab and Sheik Zaid Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, say that taking high oral doses of thiamine can dramatically decrease the excretion of albumin and reverse early stage kidney disease in type 2 diabetes...

2008-06-19 09:01:10

HemoCue, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, has announced that its HemoCue Albumin 201 System is the first quantitative point-of-care test for screening, diagnosing and monitoring microalbuminuria to be granted a CLIA waiver by the FDA. With the FDA CLIA waiver, non-laboratory trained physicians and other health care professionals in any health care facility with a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate of waiver in the US will be able to use the HemoCue...


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