Aminohippurate sodium* is an agent to measure effective renal plasma flow (ERPF). It is the sodium salt of para-aminohippuric acid, commonly abbreviated "PAH."It is water soluble, lipid-insoluble, and has a pKa of 3.83.
Estimation of effective renal plasma flow.
Measurement of the functional capacity of the renal tubular secretory mechanism.
Published Studies Related to Aminohippurate
Effects of tenoxicam on renal function and the disposition of inulin and p-aminohippurate in healthy volunteers and patients with chronic renal failure. [1991.10]
1. The effects of tenoxicam on renal function were studied in 10 patients with chronic renal failure (creatinine clearance 46.7 +/- 11.9 ml min-1 1.73 m-2) and eight healthy volunteers... The administration of tenoxicam for 10 days was associated with a small but significant increase in the plasma half-life and volume of distribution of inulin.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).
Clinical Trials Related to Aminohippurate
A Study to Evaluate the Effect of GSK1349572 on Iohexol and Para-Aminohippurate Clearance in Healthy Subjects [Not yet recruiting]
The current study is designed to confirm the mechanism behind the increase in serum
creatinine observed during GSK1349572 therapy; specifically, the study will determine
whether GSK1349572 has any effect on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or effective renal
plasma flow. Absent such effects, one may conclude that the small increases in serum
creatinine observed are due to the inhibition of the tubular secretion of creatinine via
organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) consistent with in vitro data. .
Investigation of Gender Specificity of the Effects of Furosemide in Healthy Female and Male Volunteers [Not yet recruiting]
In this study the gender specificity of the effects of furosemide in female and male
volunteers will be investigated. The healthy volunteers receive 1. furosemide and 2.
aminohippurate sodium "PAH" as single dose. The main objective is gender-specific comparison
of the pharmacokinetic parameters of furosemide in relation to the effect of furosemide
(urinary excretion). Secondary objectives are the gender-specific comparison of renal and
systemic PAH clearance with the clearance of furosemide and the influence of various genetic
polymorphisms on the variability of furosemide pharmacokinetics.
Measurement of Kidney Blood Flow and Oxygen Levels by MRI [Recruiting]
The traditional measurement of renal blood flow involves the collection of multiple blood
and urine samples after an infusion of a drug called para-aminohippurate (PAH) is given. In
this study, the investigators determine the ability of MRI to measure renal blood flow. The
primary hypothesis is that renal blood flow as measured by PAH clearance is similar to renal
blood flow as measured by MRI.
Renogram Study With Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PERC): Alterations in Renal Blood Flow as a Consequence of PERC [Recruiting]
Patients with large or otherwise complex renal calculi are commonly treated by percutaneous
nephrolithotomy (PNL; PERC). PERC requires the creation of an approximately 10 mm channel
through the renal parenchyma, into the intra-renal collecting system, in order to effect
stone fragmentation and extraction. Although the nephrostomy tract is confined to a small
fraction of the renal parenchyma (approximately 1%), the trauma associated with the creation
of the tract will affect blood flow and oxygen delivery to regions beyond the immediate site
of injury. It is possible that this could result in a significant functional renal
impairment. There are several reports describing the effect of PERC on renal function, but
interpretation of these studies is difficult, due to a lack of uniformity in patient
selection and variability in the timing of peri-operative evaluation. Recent data from the
investigators' lab, obtained from a porcine model, suggest that, acutely, PERC causes a
significant decrease in renal function as measured by para amino hippurate (PAH) clearance.
The purpose of this study is to determine, in a rigorous and standardized fashion, the acute
effects of PERC on renal function, as measured by nuclear renography.
Subcutaneous Injection of Human Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), Natrecor (Nesiritide), to Improve Kidney and Hormonal Function of People With Abnormal Function of the Heart [Recruiting]
To determine if you are eligible for this study you will have the following blood tests done
as part of the screening procedures: blood count, kidney and liver blood test. If you are in
Group of 40, you will complete a 6-minute walk test. You will be instructed to follow a
no-added-salt diet for 1-3 weeks before the study and for the whole duration of the study.
Diet instructions will be given to you and you will collect your urine for 24 hours before
the active study day. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise and abstain from smoking,
alcohol, and caffeine for 3 days prior to the study days. You will remain on your regular
medications. If your urine collection shows that there is too much salt, you will need to
continue the diet for one more week and another urine collection will be done. You will need
to come to the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at St. Marys Hospital the evening
before the study day, between 5: 00 p. m. and 6: 00 p. m. The next morning, two catheters (small
plastic tubes) will be placed in your arm vein, one for giving fluids and one for sampling
blood. You will be given an injection of two substances, iothalamate and para-amino-hippurate
(PAH), that will allow the investigators to measure and record the function of your kidneys.
You will be asked to drink water to be sure that your urine flow is adequate, and to empty
your bladder every 30 minutes. If you are not able to go to the bathroom every half hour, a
urinary catheter will be used if you agree to its use. Each time you empty your bladder, an
ultrasound of your bladder will be done to see if you emptied completely. Blood pressure will
be measured frequently and your heart rate will be monitored. The collection periods will
consist of obtaining samples of urine and blood to measure hormone levels. You will also have
an echocardiogram and tonometry (ultrasound exam of your heart and blood vessels) performed.
At the completion of the three 30-minute collection periods, by the flip of a coin you will
receive either BNP or placebo (salt solution) injected subcutaneously into the stomach wall.
Neither you nor the study doctor will know which subcutaneous (SQ) injection you received.
Immediately after that, the investigators will infuse salt solution through the catheter in
the vein for 1 hour. During that hour, we will continue to collect blood and urine every 30
minutes. You will spend about 24 hours in the GCRC. After 2 weeks, you will return to the
GCRC and have the study repeated, and this time you will receive the other SQ injection which
you did not receive the first time. Natrecor has been approved by the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to be given intravenously for the management of acute heart failure. For
the whole study, the total amount of blood drawn from you will be about a 3/4cup (250 mls).
You will be in the study for 1-3 months.
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