A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran

Maryam Hami, Shahrzad Shahidi, Nader Nouri-Majalan, Abdolamir Atapour, Giovanni B. Fogazzi

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Abstract

Urinalysis is a mandatory diagnostic tool for the evaluation of patients with kidney diseases. A workshop on urinalysis was held for nephrologists in Isfahan, Iran, on October 11-12, 2012. After the presentation of the results of a survey of the nephrology centers of Iran on urine microscopy, the most important aspects of urinalysis were presented and discussed. These included the following: (1) urinalysis by dipstick, which provides results in a few seconds, is simple to use, has a low cost, and is used worldwide for screening purposes, in spite of some limitations; (2) measurement of proteinuria by 24-hour urine collection, which still represents the reference method in spite of limitations due to frequent over or under collection errors; (3) protein-creatinine ratio in a random urine sample, which is recommended by international guidelines as an alternative to the measurement of 24-hour protein excretion; (4) microalbuminuria, which is seen as a marker of systemic endothelial damage; and (5) the urinary sediment, which is underused even among nephrologists in spite of the relevant diagnostic information it can supply in a wide spectrum of kidney diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-438
Number of pages7
JournalIranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Urinalysis
Iran
Microscopy
Urine
Kidney
Education
Kidney Diseases
Urine Specimen Collection
Nephrology
Proteinuria
Creatinine
Proteins
Guidelines
Costs and Cost Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires
Nephrologists

Keywords

  • Microalbuminuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine sediment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Medicine(all)

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Hami, M., Shahidi, S., Nouri-Majalan, N., Atapour, A., & Fogazzi, G. B. (2013). A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran. Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 7(6), 432-438.

A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran. / Hami, Maryam; Shahidi, Shahrzad; Nouri-Majalan, Nader; Atapour, Abdolamir; Fogazzi, Giovanni B.

In: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 7, No. 6, 2013, p. 432-438.

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Hami, M, Shahidi, S, Nouri-Majalan, N, Atapour, A & Fogazzi, GB 2013, 'A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran', Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 432-438.
Hami M, Shahidi S, Nouri-Majalan N, Atapour A, Fogazzi GB. A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran. Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2013;7(6):432-438.
Hami, Maryam ; Shahidi, Shahrzad ; Nouri-Majalan, Nader ; Atapour, Abdolamir ; Fogazzi, Giovanni B. / A workshop on urinalysis and a survey on urine microscopy among kidney centers of Iran. In: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 432-438.
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