Brain-kidney cross-talk: Definition and emerging evidence


Afsar B. , Sag A. A. , Yalcin C. E. , Kaya E., Siriopol D., Goldsmith D., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.36, pp.7-12, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2016.07.032
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-12

Abstract

Cross-talk is broadly defined as endogenous homeostatic signaling between vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and brain. Kidney-brain cross-talk remains an area with excitingly few publications despite its purported clinical relevance in the management of currently undertreated conditions such as resistant hypertension. Therefore, this review aims to establish an organ-specific definition for kidney-brain cross-talk and review the available and forthcoming literature on this topic. (C) 2016 European Federation of Internal Medicine. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.