Decreased Urinary Epidermal Growth Factor in Children with Acute Renal Failure: Epidermal Growth Factor/Creatinine Ratio Not a Reliable Parameter for Urinary Epidermal Growth Factor Excretion

@article{Tsau1996DecreasedUE,
  title={Decreased Urinary Epidermal Growth Factor in Children with Acute Renal Failure: Epidermal Growth Factor/Creatinine Ratio Not a Reliable Parameter for Urinary Epidermal Growth Factor Excretion},
  author={Y Tsau and J Y Sheu and Chiung-Hui Chen and Ru-Jeng Teng and Hui-Chi Chen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={39},
  pages={20-24}
}
To verify some animal experimental results in humans, we have studied urinary epidermal growth factor (EGF) excretion in normal children as well as children with acute renal failure (ARF). Urinary EGF excretion was expressed as a ratio of urinary EGF to urinary creatinine concentration (EGF/Cr) for random and 24-h urine, and a daily total urinary EGF for 24-h urine. The highest urinary EGF/Cr in children was found at 1 mo to 3 y of age. There was a highly significant correlation between random… CONTINUE READING