Perspective on clinical application of biomarkers in AKI

Chirag R. Parikh, Sherry G. Mansour

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Several biomarkers of renal injury have been identified but the utility of these biomarkers is largely confined to research studies, whereas widespread clinical applicability is limited. This is partly because the use of serum creatinine as the comparator has several limitations and restricts the full interpretation of biomarker performance. To highlight the potential for clinical application of biomarkers, the most pertinent biomarker data are summarized here, using clinically relevant scenarios in which biomarkers could assist with diagnostic and management dilemmas. The paradigms proposed in this review aim to enhance the clinical diagnosis, management, and prognosis of AKI through the combined use of available clinicalmarkers and novel inflammatory, injury, and repair biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1677-1685
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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