Biomarkers in Medicine

Application of New Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers

Author(s): Nurhan Seyahi* and Seyda Gul Ozcan

Pp: 522-543 (22)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040463122010021

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Kidney-related biomarkers can provide structural and functional information about different parts of the nephron. These biomarkers can be used to evaluate glomerular, tubular, or interstitial injury, inflammation, or repair, and glomerular or tubular function. Furthermore, biomarkers can improve the acute kidney injury diagnosis in various clinical conditions, including acute interstitial nephritis, acute tubular injury, hepatorenal and cardiorenal syndrome, ischemic and nephrotoxic acute kidney injury, and drug-induced acute kidney injury. Biomarkers might be used as an additional precision medicine tool in managing patients with acute kidney injury; they can help with clinical decision-making and impact patient outcomes. In this chapter, we reviewed the utility of biomarkers used in acute kidney injury.

Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Biomarkers, Nephrotoxicity, Tubular injury.

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