Grieve, A. and Ansari, A. and Smith, G. and Smith, W. (2009) Cardiac troponin T as an adverse prognostic biomarker in established renal failure. Scottish Medical Journal, 54 (3). p. 53. ISSN 0036-9330Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Troponin (Tn) proteins are the gold standard of biomarkers in myocardial injury. Both TnT and TnI are sensitive and specific in reflecting myocardial damage; however they do not indicate the mechanism of injury. Troponins can be altered in non-cardiac conditions. Many hypotheses have been put forward for the elevation of troponins in dialysis patients; but how do we interpret the results? This study measured TnT in our haemodialysis population and outcome (mortality) was audited over 36 months.
|Keywords:||troponin, biomarkers, myocardial injury, haemodialysis, dialysis, renal failure, Internal medicine|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Internal medicine|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jun 2010 16:34|
|Last modified:||12 Mar 2012 11:11|
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