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A hyaluronan-loading test applied to patients with liver and joint diseases
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences. (Reumatologi)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Biomedical Informatics and Engineering.
1992 (English)In: Clinica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0009-8981, E-ISSN 1873-3492, Vol. 210, no 1-2, 119-132 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The serum hyaluronan disappearance data, after an intravenous bolus injection of hyaluronan, were evaluated in terms of model-based parameters. The loading test was performed in 10 healthy persons (basal serum hyaluronan concentration, C0, 24.9 +/- 8.9 micrograms/l [mean +/- S.D.]), 6 patients with joint disease (62.3 +/- 41.1 micrograms/l) and 19 patients with liver disease (206 +/- 214 micrograms/l). The highest maximum Michaelis-Menten elimination rate (Vmax = 287 +/- 86 micrograms/min) was found in patients with joint disease, significantly higher than in healthy persons (Vmax = 179 +/- 16, P = 0.0015) and in patients with liver disease (Vmax = 149 +/- 59, P = 0.0002). C0 and Vmax were evaluated as discriminants for assessment of residual liver function. In patients with liver disease C0 correlated with liver function score (r = 0.875, P < 0.0001) and serum albumin concentration (r = -0.813, P < 0.0001). The Vmax parameter did not correlate with conventional liver function tests or with the liver score but a significantly negative correlation of Vmax with C0 was found in patients with liver disease. A combination of the C0 level and the Vmax parameter was found to discriminate between healthy persons, patients with joint disease and patients with liver disease and should be of benefit in separating patients, with or without elevated serum hyaluronan levels, into groups having increased influx or reduced elimination, respectively, of circulating hyaluronan.

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1992. Vol. 210, no 1-2, 119-132 p.
Keyword [en]
Elimination parameters, Healthy; Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic acid, Liver disease, Loading test, Rheumatoid arthritis
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122695DOI: 10.1016/0009-8981(92)90050-ZPubMedID: 1424152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122695DiVA: diva2:310819
Available from: 2010-04-16 Created: 2010-04-16 Last updated: 2010-05-06Bibliographically approved

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