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Higher Serum Creatinine Concentrations in Black Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Beyond Nutritional Status and Body Composition

By Joy Hsu, Kirsten L. Johansen, Chi-yuan Hsu, George A. Kaysen and Glenn M. Chertow

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Background and objectives: Serum creatinine concentrations tend to be higher in black than white individuals and people of other races or ethnicities. These differences have been assumed to be largely related to race-related differences in body composition, especially muscle mass

Topics: Clinical Nephrology
Publisher: American Society of Nephrology
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2440282
Provided by: PubMed Central
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