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Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences

Laboratory variables and treatment adequacy in hemodialysis patients in Iran

(2008) Laboratory variables and treatment adequacy in hemodialysis patients in Iran. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. pp. 842-6. ISSN 1319-2442 (Print) 1319-2442

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This study aims to evaluate the laboratory variables in Iranian hemodialysis pa-tients. We studied 338 patients in 6 dialysis centers around the country. Sixty four percent of the patients were anemic, and the mean of hemoglobin levels in the patients was 9.6 +/- 1.9 g/dL. Women had a significantly higher prevalence of anemia (p= 0.004); however, considering the absolute hemoglobin values, there was no significant difference between genders (p> 0.05). The mean urea reduction ratio (URR) and Kt/V in the patients were 62.6 +/- 12.8 and 1.17 +/- 0.31, respectively. Hyperphosphatemia and hyperkalemia were observed in 50 and 58, respectively. We conclude that our study demonstrated a relatively high prevalence of anemia and hyper-phosphatemia, however, a surprisingly good dialysis urea clearance in the Iranian hemodialysis patients. We should exploit more effort to maintain hemoglobin and serum phosphate levels with-in the target ranges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anemia/drug therapy/epidemiology Blood Chemical Analysis Body Weight Cross-Sectional Studies Erythropoietin/therapeutic use Female Humans Iran Male Middle Aged Nutritional Status Prevalence Renal Dialysis/*methods/standards Sex Characteristics
Page Range: pp. 842-6
Journal or Publication Title: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 19
Number: 5
ISSN: 1319-2442 (Print) 1319-2442
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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