Urinary NGAL and hematic ADMA levels: An early sign of cardio-renal syndrome in young adults born preterm?

Pier Paolo Bassareo, Vassilios Fanos, Michele Mussap, Giovanna Flore, Antonio Noto, Melania Puddu, Luca Saba, Giuseppe Mercuro

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Abstract

Background: Prematurity at birth is a known risk factor for the development of an early chronic renal disease. Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a well established biomarker of kidney injury, while high blood levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are associated with the future development of adverse cardiovascular events and cardiac death. Aims: (1) to verify the presence of statistically significant differences between urinary NGAL and hematic ADMA levels in young adults born preterm at extremely low birth weight (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Cardio-renal syndrome
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Prematurity
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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