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ISRN Nephrology
Volume 2013, Article ID 394582, 9 pages
Review Article

New Biomarkers for the Quick Detection of Acute Kidney Injury

Department of Urology, Bakırkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Tevfik Saglam Street No. 11, Zuhuratbaba, 3400 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 11 September 2012; Accepted 6 October 2012

Academic Editors: M. Léone, D. Malhotra, and D. G. Struijk

Copyright © 2013 Abdulmuttalip Simsek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and strong problem in the diagnosis of which based on measurement of BUN and serum creatinine. These traditional methods are not sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of AKI. AKI is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients and a quick detection is impossible with BUN and serum creatinine. A number of serum and urinary proteins have been identified that may messenger AKI prior to a rise in BUN and serum creatinine. New biomarkers of AKI, including NGAL, KIM-1, cystatin-C, IL-18, and L-FABP, are more favourable tests than creatinine which have been identified and studied in several experimental and clinical training. This paper will discuss some of these new biomarkers and their potential as useful signs of AKI. We searched the literature using PubMed and MEDLINE with acute kidney injury, urine, and serum new biomarkers and the articles were selected only from publication types in English.