Stine Elkjaer Nielsen

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AIMS Our aim was to evaluate the markers of tubulointerstitial damage, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule1 (KIM1) in Type 1 diabetic patients with different levels of albuminuria and in control subjects. In addition, the effect of renoprotective treatment on urinary NGAL was evaluated in diabetic nephropathy. (More)
AIMS Adding aldosterone receptor blockade to standard renoprotective treatment may provide additional renoprotection in patients with overt nephropathy. We expected an impact of spironolactone in early diabetic nephropathy, and for this hypothesis we studied the effect on markers of glomerular and tubular damage in patients with Type 1 diabetes and(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease, a well-known complication of long-standing diabetes. DN is the most frequent reason for dialysis in many Western countries. Early detection may enable development of specific drugs and early initiation of therapy, thereby postponing/preventing the need for renal replacement therapy. We evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (u-LFABP) is a marker of tubulointerstitial inflammation and has been shown to be increased in patients with type 1 diabetes and is further increased in patients who progress to micro- and macroalbuminuria. Our aim was to evaluate u-LFABP as a predictor of progression to micro- and macroalbuminuria in(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied tubular and glomerular damage in type 1 diabetic patients by measuring urinary-liver fatty acid binding protein (U-LFABP) and albuminuria. Subsequently, we evaluated the effect of ACE inhibition on U-LFABP in patients with diabetic nephropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied Caucasians with type 1 diabetes: 58 with(More)
UNLABELLED Our aim was to investigate u-NGAL, u-KIM1 and p-FGF23 and prediction of decline in kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients with proteinuria. METHODS We performed a follow-up study, follow-up median (range) 3.5 (1-5) years. At baseline u-NGAL, u-KIM1 and p-FGF23 (ELISA) was measured and patients were followed yearly with estimated(e)-GFR(More)
UNLABELLED Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade may reduce levels of biomarkers of chronic low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. We investigated the effect of spironolactone added to standard RAAS blockade on these biomarkers in an analysis of four original studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS The studies were double-blind,(More)
PURPOSE Fungal keratitis is a severe sight-threatening condition. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of fungal keratitis patients living in a temperate climate. METHODS By reviewing medical records from 2000 to July 2013, patients with fungal keratitis were identified. Risk factors, clinical signs and(More)
AIM Blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) affects both the glomerulus and tubules. We aimed to investigate the effect of irbesartan on the tubular markers: urinary (u) neutrophil gelatinase associated protein (NGAL), Kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM1) and liver-fatty acid-binding protein (LFABP). METHODS A substudy of a double-masked,(More)
To develop a T-cell-based therapy for carcinomas, the superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) was supplied with tumor specificity by means of a recombinant fusion of the Fab fragment of the monoclonal antibody C242 recognizing human colorectal (CRC) and pancreatic carcinomas (PC). Using this Fab-SEA fusion protein (PNU-214565), potent cytotoxicity(More)