Evidence of uncoupling between renal dysfunction and injury in cardiorenal syndrome: insights from the BIONICS study.


Journal Article

The objective of the study was to assess urinary biomarkers of renal injury for their individual or collective ability to predict Worsening renal function (WRF) in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF).In a prospective, blinded international study, 87 emergency department (ED) patients with ADHF were evaluated with biomarkers of cardiac stretch (B type natriuretic peptide [BNP] and its amino terminal equivalent [NT-proBNP], ST2), biomarkers of renal function (creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]) and biomarkers of renal injury (plasma neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin [pNGAL], urine kidney injury molecule-1 [KIM-1], urine N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase [NAG], urine Cystatin C, urine fibrinogen). The primary endpoint was WRF.26% developed WRF; baseline characteristics of subjects who developed WRF were generally comparable to those who did not. Biomarkers of renal function and urine biomarkers of renal injury were not correlated, while urine biomarkers of renal injury correlated between each other. Biomarker concentrations were similar between patients with and without WRF except for baseline BNP. Although plasma NGAL was associated with the combined endpoint, none of the biomarker showed predictive accuracy for WRF.In ED patients with ADHF, urine biomarkers of renal injury did not predict WRF. Our data suggest that a weak association exists between renal dysfunction and renal injury in this setting (Clinicaltrials.gov NCT#0150153).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Legrand, M; De Berardinis, B; Gaggin, HK; Magrini, L; Belcher, A; Zancla, B; Femia, A; Simon, M; Motiwala, S; Sambhare, R; Di Somma, S; Mebazaa, A; Vaidya, VS; Januzzi, JL; Global Research on Acute Conditions Team (GREAT),

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 11

Start / End Page

  • e112313 -

PubMed ID

  • 25386851

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25386851

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-6203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-6203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0112313


  • eng