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PMID:  23619183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Proteinuria is a common incidental finding in primary care. A systematic approach is necessary to differentiate benign causes of proteinuria from severe kidney diseases. Glomerular proteinuria is the predominant pathophysiologic mechanism of the three types of proteinuria (i. e. glomerular, tubular and "overflow") and usually corresponds to urinary protein excretion > 1 g per day. When urine dipstick analysis is positive a quantitative measurement of urinary protein excretion is necessary. Therefore, quantification by albumin/creatinine ratio measurement in a random urine specimen is an important and reliable next step. Patients with persistent proteinuria, in whom the underlying aetiology remains unclear, besides extensive analysis or with a proteinuria ≥ 1 g per day should be referred to a nephrologist for further diagnosis and timely therapeutic interventions.
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Patricia Hirt-Minkowski; Felix Burkhalter; Michael Dickenmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0040-5930     ISO Abbreviation:  Ther Umsch     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407224     Medline TA:  Ther Umsch     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  296-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Transplantationsimmunologie und Nephrologie, Universitätsspital Basel.
Vernacular Title:
Proteinurie - Bedeutung und diagnostisches Vorgehen.
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