Pathological spectrum of glomerular disease in patients with renal insufficiency: a single-center study in Northeastern China.

Pathological spectrum of glomerular disease in patients with renal insufficiency: a single-center study in Northeastern China. Ren Fail. 2019 Nov;41(1):473-480 Authors: Chen L, Luodelete M, Dong C, Li B, Zhang W, Nie P, Liu J, Chen X, Luo P Abstract Background: To investigate the pathological spectrum of glomerular disease in patients with renal insufficiency (RI) from 2008 to 2017. Methods and results: We calculated the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) with the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration creatinine (CKD-EPI) equation and defined RI as an eGFR
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
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