Jorgen Frokiaer

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Clinical proteomics has yielded some early positive results-the identification of potential disease biomarkers-indicating the promise for this analytical approach to improve the current state of the art in clinical practice. However, the inability to verify some candidate molecules in subsequent studies has led to skepticism among many clinicians and(More)
PURPOSE The intrarenal resistive index is a physiological parameter that indirectly reflects the degree of resistance in the intrarenal vasculature. Resistive index measurements have been advocated for the diagnostic evaluation of several renal pathologies, including obstructive uropathy. However, despite extensive research in this field during the last(More)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most useful quantitative index of renal function and is used clinically as the gold standard of renal dysfunction. Follow-up of patients with impaired renal function requires reliable measurements of GFR. Thus, serial GFR values estimated from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would be worthwhile if easy to obtain,(More)
Aquaporin-2 (AQP2), the vasopressin-regulated water channel of the renal collecting duct, is dysregulated in numerous disorders of water balance in people and animals, including those associated with polyuria (urinary tract obstruction, hypokalemia, inflammation, and lithium toxicity) and with dilutional hyponatremia (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis,(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of norepinephrine on transport pressures in the normal upper urinary tract of the pig during increasing perfusion rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Anesthetized Danish landrace Yorkshire pigs weighing 38 to 40 kg were studied. Transparenchymally 2, 6Fr catheters were introduced into the left renal pelvis for pressure(More)
The aim of this study was to implement a novel noninvasive method to derive the in vivo T1 relaxivity (R1) and T2 relaxivity (R2) in the rat kidney cortex. A two-compartment gadolinium diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) distribution model was established to estimate the bolus and infusion dosages of Gd-DTPA necessary for obtaining the required(More)
EuroKUP (Urine and Kidney Proteomics; www.eurokup.org) is a COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical research: www.cost.esf.org Action fostering a multi-disciplinary network of investigators from 25 countries and focusing on facilitating translational proteomic research in kidney diseases. Four Working Groups focusing respectively(More)
PURPOSE We examined effects on kidney function and morphology of a partial ureteropelvic junction obstruction induced late in the postnatal nephrogenesis period of the pig. We compared the results to a similar study on pigs with obstruction induced early in the nephrogenesis period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 20 14-day-old pigs were included in the(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To study the effects of acute complete unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and release on porcine renal resistive index (RI). METHODS Under general anesthesia, UUO was induced in six pigs. RI was measured bilaterally at predetermined intervals for 4 hours of UUO and 1 hour of release. Additionally, measures of renal blood flow(More)