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Acute effects of hemodialysis on oxidative stress parameters in chronic uremic patients: Comparison of two dialysis membranes

Authors Varan HI, Dursun B, Dursun E, Ozben T, Suleymanlar G

Published 12 April 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 39—45


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

H Ibrahim Varan1, Belda Dursun2, Evrim Dursun3, Tomris Ozben3, Gultekin Suleymanlar4

1Numune Training Hospital, Division of Nephrology, Medical School, Adana; 2Division of Nephrology, Medical School, Pamukkale University, Denizli; 3Department of Biochemistry, Medical School, Akdeniz University, Antalya; 4Division of Nephrology, Medical School, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Abstract: Uremic state and hemobioincompatibility are implicated in subclinical inflammation and oxidative stress and progression of atherosclerosis in the hemodialysis (HD) population. To what extent different dialysis membranes contribute to oxidative stress induced by a dialysis procedure per se is still a subject of debate. Fifteen HD patients and 15 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Patients received two index HD sessions with a cuprophane and polysulfone membrane two weeks apart. Blood samples were collected at baseline and then before and after HD sessions. We determined serum thiobarbituric acid, protein carbonyl, and serum nitrite/nitrate levels as markers of oxidative damage. We also measured erythrocyte glutathione level, catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activity, and serum vitamin C and E levels as antioxidant markers. At baseline, HD patients, in comparison with normal controls, had a trend towards increased oxidant state and depletion of antioxidants. Cuprophane dialysis induced a higher increase in production of oxidants, along with a lower compensatory increase of antioxidants when compared with polysulfone dialysis. In conclusion, a single HD session, even when conducted with a biocompatible membrane, appears to play an important role in the imbalance between ROS production and antioxidant defense, but to a milder extent than cuprophane dialysis.

Keywords: oxidative stress, antioxidants, hemodialysis, biocompatibility, membranes

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