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Plasma Renin Activity (PRA) in Peripheral Vein and Renal Veins in Normotensive Children.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1985;28(6):555-563.
Published online June 30, 1985.
Plasma Renin Activity (PRA) in Peripheral Vein and Renal Veins in Normotensive Children.
Chong Ku Yun1, Hae Il Cheong1, Chung Il Noh1, Jung Yun Choi1, Yong Choi1, Kwang Wook Ko1, Kyung Mo Yeon2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine,Seoul National University
정상혈압을 가진 소아에서의 말초정맥 및 신정맥의 혈장 Renin 활성도
윤종구1, 정해일1, 노정일1, 최정연1, 최 용1, 고광욱1, 연경모2
1서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2서울대학교 의과대학 진단방사선과학교실
PRA in peripheral vein, both renal veins and both inferior vena cava (JVC) both proximal and distal to the drainage of the both renal veins was measured in 80 normotensive children with no renal disease undergoing routine cardiac catheterization due to congenital heart disease which did not cause significant hemodynamic changes in most of them. And we presented the results as reference values/ranges of PRA in children. 1) PRA did not differ significantly between both renal veins at any absolute PRA levels with, a mean ratio (RT/LT) of 0.97±0.18. 2)The mean PRA ratio of one renal vein with higher PRA level to the contralateral renal vein with lower PRA level (R/RC) was 1.165, and the 95% confidence limit was 1.0 to 1.463. 3)The mean PRA ratio of the contralateral renal vein to the distal IVC(RC/D) was 1.22, and the 95% confidence limit was 0.51 to 1.93. 4)The PRA in peripheral veins showed rough but significant inverse relationships with both age and body surface area.
Key Words: Plasma Renin Activity, Peripheral Vein, Renal Vein

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