Biomarkers Linked to Long-Term Kidney Damage, Death in AKI Patients

An international research team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has linked high levels of TIMP2 and IGFBP7, two biomarkers for acute kidney injury (AKI), to long-term kidney damage, the risk of needing dialysis or a transplant, and death in patients in the early stages of the disease. The discovery could help physicians identify at-risk patients in need of early medical intervention.

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Biomarkers Linked to Long-Term Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill, ScienceDaily, January 14, 2015

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