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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

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

Acknowledgments

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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