Changes of expression levels of serum cystatin C and soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 in the treatment of patients with glomerulus nephritis
- Xinwei Xu
- Lili Qin
- Liping Yan
Affiliations: Nephrology Department, Weifang People's Hospital, Weifang, Shandong 261041, P.R. China, Human Resources Department, Weifang People's Hospital, Weifang, Shandong 261041, P.R. China
- Published online on: May 30, 2020 https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8824
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Expression levels and changes of serum cystatin C (C's C) and soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (sVEGFR1) in treatment of patients with glomerulus nephritis (GN) were investigated. The medical records of 88 patients with GN who were diagnosed in Weifang People's Hospital from March 2014 to June 2017 were collected, and their medical records were considered as a study group. The study group was divided into secondary glomerulonephritis (SGN) group (52 cases) and primary glomerulonephritis (PGN) group (36 cases). Physical examination data of 50 healthy volunteers who were examined in the same hospital during the same period were considered as a control group. The correlation between expression of serum C's C and expression of sVEGFR1 of patients with GN was compared. Expression levels of serum C's C and sVEGFR1 of patients before treatment in the study group were higher than those in the control group (P<0.05). With the extension of the treatment cycle, C's C and sVEGFR1 expression levels in PGN and SGN groups reduced gradually (P<0.05). With the extension of the treatment cycle, the renal function indexes of the study group patients showed a downward trend (P<0.05). Expression of C's C was positively correlated with urea nitrogen and creatinine (P<0.05). In conclusion, C's C and sVEGFR1 are highly expressed in the serum of patients with GN. Expression of C's C and sVEGFR1 decrease as patients are treated. C's C and sVEGFR1 can be used as indicators for monitoring the condition of patients with GN. It is worthwhile to promote C's C and sVEGFR1 in clinical practice.