alexa Evaluation of renal functions in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Tabel Y, Oncl M, Elmas AT, Gngr S

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Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate urinary glutathione S transferases π (GST-π), beta-2-microglobulin (B2-MG), and N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG) levels as markers revealing the effect of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) on renal function in preterm infants. METHODS: The study was performed with 76 preterm infants whose gestational ages were between 28 and 32 weeks. Twenty-six preterm infants with RDS (cases) and 50 preterm infants without RDS (controls) enrolled in the study. Blood and urine samples were obtained on postnatal (PN) day 3 and 30. Urinary GST-π levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and urinary B2-MG levels were determined by nephelometric method. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in urinary B2-MG and GST-π levels between RDS and non-RDS groups on PN day 3 (P > 0.05 for each). However, preterm infants with RDS had significantly higher urinary B2-MG and GST-π levels than the control group on PN day 30 (P = 0.0001 and P = 0.031, respectively). Urinary NAG levels were higher in RDS group than those of the controls on both PN day 3 and 30, but these findings were not statistically significant (P > 0.05, for each). CONCLUSION: Preterm infants with RDS had increased levels of both GST-π and B2-MG levels on PN day 30, suggesting subclinical tubular dysfunction, probably secondary to hypoxic stress. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This article was published in J Clin Lab Anal and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

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