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Impact of Hemodialysis Therapy on Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Potential Mechanisms.
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PMID:  21811070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A significant and increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are treated with online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF), even in the absence of more conclusive survival data. OL-HDF affords several clinical benefits including control of anemia of CKD, a common affliction in dialysis patients. In efforts to understand the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the purported benefits of OL-HDF, we examined the potential role and impact of OL-HDF on key stages of anemia and its correction: erythropoiesis of bone marrow, circulating erythrocytes and on anemia therapy. We review evidence that indicates OL-HDF may modulate key processes of anemia and its therapy, including underlying conditions and responses of uremic toxicity and inflammation that aggravate anemia. Our assessment indicates that OL-HDF favorably impacts anemia by not only eliminating putative uremic inhibitors that suppress erythropoiesis, reducing red cell destruction and increasing iron availability, but also by mechanisms restricting underlying inflammation and endothelial dysfunction that are crucial to both CKD and anemia.
Sudhir K Bowry; Emanuele Gatti
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood purification     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1421-9735     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402040     Medline TA:  Blood Purif     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  210-219     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Fresenius Medical Care, Bad Homburg, Germany.
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