Magnusson, Nils Erik2; Hornum, Mads3; Jørgensen, Kaj Anker4; Hansen, Jesper Melchior8; Bistrup, Claus6; Feldt-Rasmussen, Bo8; Flyvbjerg, Allan7
1 Section of Surgery and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Institut for Klinisk Medicin - Medicinsk Endokrinologisk Afd., MEA, NBG3 unknown4 Institut for Biomedicin - Klinisk Farmakologisk Center5 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet6 Nefrologi7 Dekansekretariatet, Health8 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a biomarker of kidney injury. We examined plasma levels of NGAL in a cohort of 57 kidney allograft recipients (Tx group, 39 ± 13 years), a uraemic group of 40 patients remaining on the waiting list (47 ± 11 years) and a control group of 14 healthy subjects matched for age, sex and body mass index (BMI). The kidney graft recipients were studied at baseline before transplantation and 3 and 12 months after transplantation and the uraemic group at baseline and after 12 months.
B M C Nephrology, 2012, Vol 13
Acute-Phase Proteins; Adult; Biological Markers; Female; Humans; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Kidney Function Tests; Kidney Transplantation; Lipocalins; Male; Middle Aged; Prospective Studies; Proto-Oncogene Proteins; Time Factors; Uremia; Journal Article; Multicenter Study