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      Is the Rise in Plasma Beta-2-Microglobulin Seen during Hemodialysis Meaningful?

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          β<sub>2</sub>-Microglobulin (β2M) plasma levels and levels of a second low-molecular-weight protein (myoglobin) were studied during a 2- to 4-hour sham dialysis period (no dialysate flow, no weight loss) and during a 4- to 5-hour hemodialysis (HD) with a Cuprophan® capillary dialyzer. While no rise of the β2M or myoglobin levels occurred during sham dialysis, a rise of 22.1 ± (SD)8.5% (β2M) or 19.9 ± 12.1% (myoglobin) was seen during regular HD. The increases of both molecules showed a significant correlation (r = 0.44; p < 0.03). Both rises could not be completely abolished using correction factors for hemoconcentration. The rises occurred irrespectively of the dialysate buffer. The results suggest that neither the Cuprophan membrane nor the extracorporeal circuit were responsible for the rise of both molecules during HD. It seems more likely that changes of the extracellular volume and extra- to intracellular water shifts are involved and account for the majority of the rise. However, the possibility of minor increase in the extracellular mass of β2M or myoglobin cannot be excluded completely.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1989
          1989
          09 December 2008
          : 51
          : 1
          : 6-12
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Nephrology, Hannover Medical School, FRG; bUniversity Hospital, Nîmes, France; cDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA
          Article
          185232 Nephron 1989;51:6–12
          10.1159/000185232
          2644566
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Myoglobin, Cellulosic membranes, β2-Microglobulin

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