Analysis of Endocan Levels in Hypertensive Patients as Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease

Suryani Jamal, Uleng Bahrun, Ibrahim Abdul Samad, Fitriani Mangarengi, Hasyim Kasim, Ilham Jaya Patellongi


This study aimed to analyze endocan levels as a marker of endothelial dysfunction in the control group, patients with
stage I hypertension, stage II hypertension, and patients with end-stage renal disease. Endocan levels were measured with
ESM-1 (endocan) kit by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) method. This study used a cross-sectional method
and was conducted in Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar and Hasanuddin University Hospital from September
to October 2017. There were 83 samples in this study, consisting of 12 samples in the control group, 22 samples of stage I
hypertension, 28 samples of stage II hypertension, and 21 samples of end-stage renal disease aged 20-90 years old. This
study showed significantly higher endocan levels in patients with stage II hypertension and end-stage renal disease
(p< 0.05). Endocan levels were significantly higher (p<0.05) in patients with end-stage renal disease compared with the
control group and patients with stage I hypertension; but not significantly higher (p > 0.05) compared to patients with stage
II hypertension. Also, the median of endocan levels in patients with the end-stage renal disease was higher (309,850 ng/L)
compared to patients with stage II hypertension (273,050 ng/L).


Endocan, endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, chronic kidney disease

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