Occult chronic kidney disease among persons with hypertension in the United States: data from the national health and nutrition surveys 1988-1994 and 1999-2002.

TitleOccult chronic kidney disease among persons with hypertension in the United States: data from the national health and nutrition surveys 1988-1994 and 1999-2002.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPeralta CA, Weekley CC, Li Y, Shlipak MG
JournalJournal of hypertension
Volume31
Issue6
Pagination1196-202
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

Hypertension guidelines recommend screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) using serum creatinine and urine dipstick; this strategy may lead to misclassification. Persons with occult CKD [i.e. missed by creatinine but detected by cystatin C or albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)] have higher risks for death, cardiovascular events, and end-stage renal disease.

DOI10.3290/j.qi.a30177
Alternate JournalJ. Hypertens.