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VEGF may be a biomarker of CKD in premature infants with lung disease
6 days ago - By Healio
Urinary VEGF levels were lower in premature infants with severe lung disease who developed chronic kidney disease compared with those who did not develop CKD, implying VEGF may be a biomarker of CKD in this patient population.
A speaker at ASN Kidney week presented the study findings.
“Children born prematurely have a three times increased risk of CKD and a 1.5 times increased risk of end-stage kidney disease. Factors which increase the CKD risk in this patient population remain unclear,” Michelle C. Starr, MD, MPH, a pediatric nephrologist at Riley Children's Health at
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