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Use of Cystatin C to Assess Kidney Function



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A Case

Slide 2

August 2011

I would like to begin this presentation with a brief case discussion. Imagine you are a clinician evaluating a 66-year-old recently retired African American businessman. He and his wife have just purchased their dream retirement home. In general, he has been in very good health. However, he has a history of high blood pressure for approximately 12 years treated with medications, and has had high blood sugars noted for at least five years, although these have never been high enough that he was told that he has diabetes. He tells you that his grandmother was on dialysis and he worries about that possibility for himself. A serum creatinine level currently is 1.5 mg/dL.

A Case

 


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