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Subclinical SCr increment

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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
Giancarlo Marenzi, Angelo Cabiati, Nicola Cosentino, Emilio Assanelli, Valentina Milazzo, Mara Rubino, Gianfranco Lauri, Marco Morpurgo, Marco Moltrasio, Ivana Marana, Monica De Metrio, Alice Bonomi, Fabrizio Veglia, Antonio Bartorelli
BACKGROUND: In acute coronary syndromes (ACS), serum creatinine (sCr) levels have short- and long-term prognostic value. However, it is possible that repeated evaluations of sCr during hospitalization, rather than measuring sCr value at admission only, might improve risk assessment. We investigated the relationship between sCr baseline value, its changes, and in-hospital mortality in patients hospitalized with ACS. METHODS: In 2,756 ACS patients, sCr was measured at hospital admission and then daily, until discharge from coronary care unit...
March 2015: American Heart Journal
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