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Evaluation of the diagnostic characteristics of urinary kidney injury molecule 1 (uKIM-1) and uKIM-1/creatinine ratio in the assessment of incipient diabetic kidney disease

  • José Antonio M. De Carvalho , Etiane Tatsch , Bruna S. Hausen , Yãnaí S. Bollick , Vanessa D. Torbitz , Naiara S. Guarda , Luízi P. De Campos , Thiago Duarte , Marta M.M.F. Duarte , Sílvia W.K. Londero , Fabio V. Comim and Rafael N. Moresco EMAIL logo

Corresponding author: Rafael Noal Moresco, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Avenida Roraima 1000, Prédio 26, Sala 1401, Camobi, 97105-900, Santa Maria-RS, Brazil, Phone: +55 55 32208941, Fax: +55 55 32208018, E-mail: ; Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry, Center of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria-RS, Brazil; and Center of Health Sciences, Pharmacology Postgraduate Program, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria-RS, Brazil


This study was supported by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/Brazil, number 476758/2012-2). R.N. Moresco is recipient of CNPq Research Productivity Fellowship. The authors thank Bioclin/Quibasa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) for providing biochemical reagents.

Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Financial support: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq, Brazil), (Grant/Award Number: ‘476758/2012-2’).

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2014-6-23
Accepted: 2014-7-24
Published Online: 2014-8-18
Published in Print: 2015-2-1

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