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CJP 2017, 3(2): 234-240 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of diagnosis of VUR nephropathy by urinary level of ceruloplasmin with DMSA-Scan in children
Mohsen Akhavan Sepahi , Mohamad Heidari , Mohammad Reza Haeri , Mohammad Ghare Beghloo , Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi , Zahra Movahedi
Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, School of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Qom, Iran. , zmovahedi@muq.ac.ir
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Background: Children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are at risk of recurrent pyelonephritis, kidney scars, hypertension, and renal failure. Currently, VUR complications can be diagnosed by different imaging methods such as sonography, intravenous pyelography and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scan, having certain limitations. Urinary level of ceruloplasmin (Cp) might be an effective non-radiological method. The aim of this study was to compare the urinary level of Cp with DMSA scan in the diagnosis of VUR complications.
Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in Pediatric Research Center of Qom University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran. Subjects consisted of 61 children with VUR, diagnosed by voiding cystoureterography (VCUG) and undergone either DMSA scan or urine Cp measurement. VUR stages and complications of the cases were evaluated using serum and urinary renal parameters. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22.
Results: Among them, 80.3% were girls with a mean age of 7.2±3.8 years. Mean Cp urine level was statistically different between VUR sides in DMSA scan (unilateral: 269.56 vs. bilateral: 450.42 µg/dL) (P=0.034, r =0.273), but was not statistically different among various VUR degrees (P=0.102, r=0.211), different ages and genders (P>0.05).
Conclusions: Urinary level of Cp was not statistically different among VUR degrees, but was higher in bilateral VUR cases, indicating Cp can be used as a safe, non-invasive, and cheap measurement tool for screening test. Further studies are required to confirm Cp as an effective method.
Keywords: Children, Urinary tract infection, Ceruloplasmin, Sonography, Vesicoureteral reflux, DMSA
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Akhavan Sepahi M, Heidari M, Haeri M R, Ghare Beghloo M, Mohammadbeigi A, Movahedi Z. Comparison of diagnosis of VUR nephropathy by urinary level of ceruloplasmin with DMSA-Scan in children. CJP. 2017; 3 (2) :234-240
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