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Astute Medical, Inc. promuove l'ultima generazione di biomarcatori per lesioni renali acute
Date:2/6/2013

SAN DIEGO, 6 febbraio 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citando i risultati di uno studio clinico pubblicato oggi su Critical Care, l'Amministratore Delegato di Astute Medical, Chris Hibberd , si è detto fiducioso riguardo alle prospettive future dei biomarcatori di danno renale recentemente convalidati, utilizzati nel test Nephrocheck® della società. Lo studio internazionale multicentrico ha confermato la capacità di predire lesioni renali acute (AKI) utilizzando le misurazioni dei due biomarcatori, proteina 7 legante il fattore di crescita insulino simile (IGFBP7) e l'inibitore tissutale della metalloprotineasi-2 (TIMP-2), e ha dimostrato la loro superiorità nella valutazione del rischio di AKI se confrontati con i biomarcatori esistenti.

Lo scopo del test NephroCheck® è quello di facilitare la valutazione del rischio di AKI, una condizione tanto diffusa e più letale dell'attacco cardiaco. Il test è stato reso disponibile in Europa nell'ottobre del 2012. Non è disponibile per la vendita negli Stati Uniti.

Molto simile ad un attacco cardiaco silente, l'AKI può colpire senza sintomi evidenti. La condizione è spesso associata ad alti tassi di mortalità, in parte poiché spesso non viene identificata finché non ha raggiunto gli stadi più avanzati, quando poche opzioni terapeutiche sono disponibili.

"Se non rilevata, l'AKI può portare alla perdita della funzionalità renale, comportando spesso una riduzione della qualità della vita o anche la morte" ha affermato il Dr. John Kellum , medico di terapia intensiva presso la UPMC e principali ricercatore dello studio. "I no
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