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Endotoxaemia in haemodialysis: a novel factor in erythropoetin resistance?
journal contributionposted on 2012-10-24, 08:56 authored by L. E. Harrison, J. O. Burton, C. C. Szeto, P. K. Li, C. W. McIntyre
Translocated endotoxin derived from intestinal bacteria is a driver of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Severe endotoxaemia is an underappreciated, but characteristic finding in haemodialysis (HD) patients, and appears to be driven by acute repetitive dialysis induced circulatory stress. Resistance to erythropoietin (EPO) has been identified as a predictor of mortality risk, and associated with inflammation and malnutrition. This study aims to explore the potential link between previously unrecognised endotoxaemia and EPO Resistance Index (ERI) in HD patients.
CitationPLOS ONE, 2012, 7 (6), p. e40209
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