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(31)P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS) detects early changes in kidney high-energy phosphate metabolism during a 6-month Valsartan treatment in diabetic and non-diabetic kidney-transplanted patients.
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PMID:  22302190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
(31)P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS) is a non-invasive tool to study high-energy phosphate (HEP) metabolism. We evaluate whether (31)P-MRS can detect early changes in kidney HEP metabolism during a 6-month trial with Valsartan. Twenty consecutive stable and normotensive kidney-transplanted patients were enrolled. Nine of them received short-term low-dose Valsartan treatment (80 mg/day) for 6 months, while 11 controls received no medication. Kidney HEP metabolism was evaluated both at baseline and after treatment by (31)P-MRS with a 1.5 T system (Gyroscan Intera Master 1.5 MR System; Philips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands). Valsartan-treated patients (n = 9) showed a significant increase in β-ATP/Pi ratio, a marker of kidney HEP metabolism (baseline = 1.03 ± 0.08 vs. 6 months = 1.26 ± 0.07, p = 0.03). In contrast, the β-ATP/Pi ratio in the control group (n = 11) did not change (baseline = 0.85 ± 0.10 vs. 6 months = 0.89 ± 0.08, ns). The improvement in the β-ATP/Pi ratio was not associated with a reduction in arterial blood pressure or in urinary albumin excretion. Kidney-localized (31)P-MRS can detect early changes in kidney HEP metabolism during a short-term low-dose Valsartan treatment in stable normotensive kidney-transplanted patients.
Paolo Fiorina; Roberto Bassi; Chiara Gremizzi; Andrea Vergani; Rossana Caldara; Alessandra Mello; Alessandro Del Maschio; Francesco De Cobelli; Gianluca Perseghin; Antonio Secchi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta diabetologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-5233     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9200299     Medline TA:  Acta Diabetol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Nephrology Division, Transplantation Research Center, Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Enders Building, EN530, Boston, MA, USA,
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