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Use of Cystatin C to Assess Kidney Function


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Potential Interventions

Slide 26

August 2011

Potential interventions for our patient would include careful control of blood pressure with a target systolic value less than 130 mmHg. If he had proteinuria, one would consider use of specific blood pressure agent such as ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. If he fell into the high risk group with an elevated cystatin C, one might consider more aggressive targets for serum lipids. Other lifestyle intervention such as weight loss and quitting smoking would also be advisable. Identifying him at very high risk for complications might make him more amenable to such lifestyle alterations. Finally, careful control of diabetes would also be indicated in such an individual.

Potential Interventions


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