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Investigation of cystatin C and cystatin C based estimated glomerular filtration rate in pregnant patients with heart failure.
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PMID:  22706257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Background: Impaired cardiac function leads to impaired renal function. We assessed renal function in pregnant patients with heart failure. Methods: This was a retrospective study. From 1999 to 2010, 42 pregnant patients with heart failure were classified into the single-pregnancy group and the twin or multifetation group. Clinical manifestations were assessed. Serum concentrations of creatinine and cystatin C were assessed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on serum concentrations of creatinine or cystatin C was completed. Results: There were 29 single pregnancies, 12 twin pregnancies, and one multifetation. Ten patients in the twin pregnancy or multifetation group had in-vitro fertilization. The concentration of creatinine was 84.6±33.8 μmol/L and the creatinine-based eGFR was 87.2±34.9 mL/min per 1.73 m2. The percentage of patients with a creatinine based eGFR<60 mL/min per 1.73 m2was 23.8%. The concentration of cystatin C was 1.5±0.7 mg/L and the cystatin C-based eGFR was 65.2±45.8 mL/min per 1.73 m2. The percentage of patients with a cystatin C-based eGFR<60 mL/min per 1.73 m2was 52.4%. Conclusions: Serum concentrations of cystatin C and cystatin C-based eGFR are important indicators of renal impairment in pregnant patients with heart failure.
Mengyan Xu; Zhidong Guo; Qiqi Wang; Jianmei Jin; Tao Wu; Yuangang Qiu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine : CCLM / FESCC     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1434-6621     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806306     Medline TA:  Clin Chem Lab Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1125-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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