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Comparison of serum and urinary nephrin levels between normal pregnancies and severe preeclampsia.
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PMID:  23116596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of urinary excretion of nephrin in women experiencing either normotensive or severe preeclamptic pregnancies, and to examine the relationship between urinary nephrin levels and clinical parameters of preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: In a case control study we collected serum and urine specimens from women with normal pregnancy (n=30) and from women with severe preeclampsia (n=43). Serum nephrin levels and urinary nephrin concentrations were measured in all patients. RESULTS: Both serum and urine concentrations of nephrin were significantly higher in the severe preeclamptic group than in the normal pregnancy group. In addition, we identified a significant relationship between urinary nephrin levels and urine protein concentrations in the severe preeclamptic group. Urine nephrin concentrations were also correlated with serum creatinine levels and with diastolic blood pressure in the severe preeclamptic group. CONCLUSION: The positive correlations observed in this study suggest that urinary nephrin excretion might play an important role in the pathogenesis of proteinuria during preeclampsia and could be a good indicator of renal damage.
Ga Hyun Son; Ja Young Kwon; Sanghoo Lee; Jimyeong Park; Young-Jin Kim; Bohyon Yun; Jung Hwa Park
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-11-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Institute of Women's Life Medical Science, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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