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B-type natriuretic peptide and N-terminal pro-BNP in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  23335186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to identify factors correlating with plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its N-terminal portion (NTpro BNP) in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD). METHODS: This study included 91 patients with KD treated at a hospital affiliated to Hamamatsu University School of Medicine between October 2003 and June 2011. We quantified BNP and NT-pro BNP in the acute phase. The BNP level was expressed as the NT-pro BNP level using the formula NT-pro BNP=9.080×BNP0.923. We sought relationships between NT-pro BNP values and different clinical and laboratory data in the acute phase of KD. RESULTS: Of the 91 patients, 14 failed to respond to the initial intravenous immunoglobulins therapy. NTpro BNP levels were significantly higher in these nonresponders than in the responders (1689.3±1168.8 pg/dL vs. 844.4±1276.3 pg/dL, P<0.001). Seventeen patients developed coronary artery lesions, but this was not associated with NT-proBNP levels. NT-pro BNP was positively correlated with CRP (r=0.421, P<0.001) and negatively correlated with the hematocrit (r=-0.206, P=0.050), Na value (r=-0.214, P=0.041) and albumin level (r=-0.345, P<0.001). Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis with NT-pro BNP as a dependent variable revealed significant correlations with CRP and albumin (beta=0.345, P=0.001; beta=-0.225, P=0.027). CONCLUSIONS: A high level of NT-pro BNP in acute phase KD is associated with systemic inflammatory responses and increased vascular permeability. The NTpro BNP level is a useful marker to identify potential non-responders to IVIG among KD patients.
Satoru Iwashima; Takamichi Ishikawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of pediatrics : WJP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1867-0687     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101278599     Medline TA:  World J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan,
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