London: A new study has shown that common tests of kidney function and damage can predict the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and all causes.This analysis of 21 studies from 14 countries found that a common blood test to estimate kidney function and a urine test measuring protein (albumin) to estimate kidney damage were strongly related to mortality risk.
“The data presented in this analysis confirm that the current thresholds are indicative of increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk with both kidney filtration function and urine protein contributing to risk," Matsushita added.The results are published in the May 17, 2010 issue of the Lancet. ANI
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