The association of uremic toxins and inflammation in hemodialysis patients

Heng Jung Hsu, Chiung Hui Yen, I. Wen Wu, Kuang Hung Hsu, Chih Ken Chen, Chiao Yin Sun, Chia Chi Chou, Chun Yu Chen, Chi Jen Tsai, Mai Szu Wu, Chin Chan Lee

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Abstract

Background: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients and is associated with chronic inflammation. Elevation of uremic toxins, particular protein-bound uremic toxins, is a possible cause of hyper-inflammation in hemodialysis patients. But the association between uremic toxins and inflammatory markers in hemodialysis is still unclear. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the association of the serum uremic toxins and inflammatory markers in hemodialysis patients. Results: The uremic toxins were not associated with inflammatory markers- including high sensitivity C-reactive protein, IL(Interleukin) -1β, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α. In multiple linear regression, serum levels of total p-cresol sulfate (PCS) were independently significantly associated with serum total indoxyl sulfate (IS) (standardized coefficient: 0.274, p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere102691
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Hsu, H. J., Yen, C. H., Wu, I. W., Hsu, K. H., Chen, C. K., Sun, C. Y., Chou, C. C., Chen, C. Y., Tsai, C. J., Wu, M. S., & Lee, C. C. (2014). The association of uremic toxins and inflammation in hemodialysis patients. PLoS One, 9(7), [e102691]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0102691