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Cystatin C, Serum Creatinine, and Estimates of Kidney Function: Searching for Better Measures of Kidney Function and Cardiovascular Risk

Adeera Levin, MD
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From University of British Columbia, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1W8 Canada.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Adeera Levin, MD, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Providence Wing, Room 6010A, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1W8 Canada; e-mail, alevin@providencehealth.bc.ca.

Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(7):586-588. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-142-7-200504050-00016
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Because kidney dysfunction is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes and death, clinicians are beginning to realize that accurately detecting even modest reductions in kidney function could help to identify patients who need extra attention.

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