The study of lipid profile, LP (a) and electrolytes with oxidative stress, total protein and albumin in nephrotic syndrome

Jyoti Dwivedi, Purnima Dey Sarkar


Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia associated with peripheral edema. Recent observation revealed that serum albumin plays an important role in the host defense mechanism as it is one of the important antioxidants. Oxidative damage by free radicals has been implicated in kidney injury, especially in nephrotic syndrome (NS). Therefore, this study was carried out to investigate oxidant and lipoprotein (a) status with protein and electrolytes in nephrotic syndrome patients. The blood samples were analyzed for quantitation of malondialdehyde as index of lipid peroxide, total antioxidant capacity, lipid profile, lipoprotein (a), electrolytes, total protein and albumin. Significantly increased levels of serum lipid peroxide, lipoprotein (a) LDL, VLDL, Tcholand decreased levels of serum total antioxidant capacity and total protein and albumin were noticed in the patients with nephrotic syndrome as compared to control subjects. Electrolytes are variable Na was increased and potassium was decreased. However, significant positive correlation in lipid peroxide with lipoprotein (a),and total protein and albumin with total antioxidant capacity were observed.


Nephrotic syndrome (NS), Total antioxidant capacity (TAC), Malondialdehyde (MDA), Total cholesterol (Tchol)

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