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Term: Proteinuria

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-12-03


Proteinuria is an excess of protein in the urine due to kidney disease, strenuous exercise, or dehydration. Proteinuria is most commonly caused by damage to the kidney's ability to filter protein, which can make the capillaries in the kidneys more permeable to protein (KDIGO, 2012; Miller & Keane, 2003).

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  • Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease. Accessed May 4, 2015. 2012. Available from. [Report] (View)
  • Miller BF, Keane CB. Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2003.(View)

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  • Chartier M, Dart A, Tangri N, Komenda P, Walld R, Bogdanovic B, Burchill C, Koseva I, McGowan K-L, Rajotte L. Care of Manitobans Living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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