Urea as a passive transport marker for arthritis biomarker studies.

Journal Article, Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

To develop a method to correct for the unknown dilution of synovial fluid that occurs during lavage of a joint, we evaluated the utility of urea, a molecule that is neither synthesized nor metabolized by joint tissues, as a means of correcting for the dilutional effects of lavage procedures and effusions.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kraus, VB; Huebner, JL; Fink, C; King, JB; Brown, S; Vail, TP; Guilak, F

Published Date

  • February 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 420 - 427

PubMed ID

  • 11840444

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-3591


  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed