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α-1 Microglobulin as a New Inflammatory Marker in Newly Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients

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Background: The α-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 of C...

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Vyssoulis, GP More by this author
Tousoulis, D More by this author
Antoniades, C More by this author
Dimitrakopoulos, S More by this author
Zervoudaki, A More by this author
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Journal:
American Journal of Hypertension
Volume:
20
Issue:
9
Pages:
1016-1021
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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ISSN:
0895-7061
URN:
uuid:f278c5e4-bafe-4520-988d-5a681cc7364c
Source identifiers:
223341
Local pid:
pubs:223341

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