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      Serum and Corpuscular Nickel and Zinc in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

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          Serum and corpuscular nickel and zinc concentrations in 30 chronic hemodialysis patients were examined. Serum nickel and zinc levels before dialysis were 0.22 ± 0.03 μg/dl (normal value: 0.56 ± 0.08 μg/dl) and 70.0 ± 13.4 μg/dl (normal value: 96 ± 8 μg/dl) low, respectively. However, corpuscular nickel and zinc levels before dialysis were high: 1.25 ± 0.24 μg/dl (normal value: 0.88 ± 0.17 μg/dl) and 1,299 ± 146 μg/dl (normal value: 1,120 ± 80 μg/dl). Serum zinc levels significantly increased after dialysis, but serum nickel concentrations did not significantly increase during dialysis. Corpuscular nickel and zinc concentrations did not significantly change during dialysis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1987
          1987
          05 December 2008
          : 45
          : 2
          : 151-153
          Affiliations
          aUtano National Hospital, bShiga University of Medical Science, cHemodialysis Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
          Article
          184098 Nephron 1987;45:151–153
          10.1159/000184098
          3561623
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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