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N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Risk of Coronary Artery Lesions and Resistance to Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Kawasaki Disease.
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PMID:  23290510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) can be a useful marker not only to identify the patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) who are at a higher risk of developing coronary artery lesions (CAL), and predict resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled 80 patients with the acute phase of KD at a single center. The demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were prospectively collected. RESULTS: Nineteen of the 80 patients developed CAL, despite IVIG administration. They had a significantly higher serum NT-proBNP level in comparison with the patients without CAL. The NT-proBNP cut-off value of 1300 pg/mL yielded a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 85% for predicting CAL. However, 17 of the 80 patients were IVIG non-responders. They also had a significantly higher serum NT-proBNP level in comparison with the IVIG responders. The NT-proBNP cut-off value of 800 pg/mL yielded a sensitivity of 71% and a specificity of 62% for predicting IVIG non-responders. CONCLUSIONS: The serum NT-proBNP level is increased in children with KD with CAL and IVIG resistance. It may be useful to predict CAL and IVIG resistance in KD.
Ken Yoshimura; Takahisa Kimata; Kenji Mine; Takamichi Uchiyama; Shoji Tsuji; Kazunari Kaneko
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
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Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6833     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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