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Alpha-1 microglobulin as a new inflammatory marker in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients.

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BACKGROUND: The alpha-1 microglobulin (A1M) is considered to be a marker of renal insufficiency, suggesting disturbed tubular function. In the present study we examined the ability of urinary A1M excretion to reflect the overall inflammatory status in patients with newly diagnosed essential hypertension and normal renal function. METHODS: The study population consisted of 1445 nondiabetic patients with newly diagnosed arterial hypertension and no evidence of renal insufficiency. Serum levels...

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Journal:
American journal of hypertension
Volume:
20
Issue:
9
Pages:
1016-1021
Publication date:
2007-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1941-7225
ISSN:
0895-7061
URN:
uuid:7f633932-9a62-445f-a39f-f50e4b428b0b
Source identifiers:
223249
Local pid:
pubs:223249

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