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Nephrology

Protein-creatinine ratio, urine dipstick protein measures provide alternative CKD screening method

Posted on July 13, 2020

Protein-creatinine ratio and urine dipstick protein measures may provide an alternative method in screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) when measuring albuminuria is not available, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

This individual participant–based meta-analysis included more than 919,383 adults and found that urine protein-creatinine ratio (PCR) and dipstick protein is correlated to urine albumin–creatinine ratio (ACR) measurements and could potentially guide CKD screening, staging, and prognosis.

Read the full study here.

Reference

Sumida K, Nadkarni GN, Grams ME. Conversion of Urine Protein–Creatinine Ratio or Urine Dipstick Protein to Urine Albumin–Creatinine Ratio for Use in Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Prognosis. Ann Int Med. 2020; https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-0529

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