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Oxidative stress in patients treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and the significant role of vitamin C and E supplementation.
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PMID:  23212145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Chronic renal failure patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) are characterized by increased oxidative stress (OS), which is associated with enhanced cardiovascular risk. Moreover, oxidative stress also contributes to peritoneal membrane changes and ultrafiltration failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate OS in PD patients and the effect of treatment with ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol. METHODS: Plasma, erythrocyte, urine, and peritoneal effluent samples from 20 patients on PD were evaluated for glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase activity, total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, as well as protein carbonyl formation, before and after administration of vitamin C, alone or in combination with vitamin E, in comparison with 10 apparently healthy control individuals. RESULTS: All studied markers showed enhanced OS in the PD group, compared to controls. The supplementation of vitamin C and E resulted in improvements of all the OS markers, as indicated by increased erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes activity and TAC levels, as well as decreased MDA concentration and carbonyl compound formation. CONCLUSIONS: The oral supplementation of antioxidant vitamins C and E, in combination, can lead to decreased OS, thus providing a useful and cost-effective therapeutic option in PD patients.
Georgios Boudouris; Ioannis I Verginadis; Yannis V Simos; Andreas Zouridakis; Vasilios Ragos; Spyridon Ch Karkabounas; Angelos M Evangelou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2584     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ioannina, 45110, Ioannina, Greece,
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