The urinary enzymes Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Leucine-Arylamidase (LAS) and Dipeptidyl-Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) were measured before and after endoscopic treatment of vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) in two groups of twenty children's. Ten patients had undergone successful endoscopic corrective surgery for VUR, another 10 patients had unsuccessful endoscopic intervention. After successful treatment the activity of LAS in the urine did not change, but that of GGT, ALP and DDP-IV activity in the urine was 2-5 times higher than before treatment (P < 0.03 for all three enzymes). Considerable changes of urinary enzymes' activity were not observed following unsuccessful endoscopic treatment. Our data and the literature are contradictory. However this contradiction might be explained by the differences in urine sampling methods. Our patients received the same chemoprofilactic drug at the time of both urine sampling, a point not considered by other researchers. The extent of increase of enzyme activity after endoscopic treatment of VUR did not reach the level that would permit the use of investigated enzymes for screening, because the observed changes did not exceed the limits of the normal range.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes in urinary enzyme activity following silicon therapy of vesico-ureteral reflux|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 19 1998|
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