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The effects of hemodialysis on blood glutamate levels in chronic renal failure: Implementation for neuroprotection.
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PMID:  23084134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study is to investigate whether hemodialysis (HD) is effective in lowering blood glutamate levels. In addition, we examined the effect of HD on glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT) and glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT) levels in the blood and described the rate and pattern of blood glutamate clearance during HD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples were taken from 45 patients with stage V chronic kidney disease immediately after initiation of HD and hourly, for a total of 5 blood samples. Samples were sent for determination of glutamate, glucose, GOT, GPT, hemoglobin, hematocrit, urea, and creatinine levels. A blood sample from 25 healthy volunteers without chronic renal failure was used as a control for the determination of baseline blood levels of glutamate, GOT, and GPT. RESULTS: Glutamate and GPT levels in patients on HD were higher at baseline compared with healthy controls (P < .001). In the first 3 hours after HD, there was a decrease in blood glutamate levels compared with baseline levels (P < .00001). At the fourth hour, there was an increase in blood glutamate levels compared with the third hour (P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: Hemodialysis may be a promising method of reducing blood glutamate levels.
Boris Rogachev; Sharon Ohayon; Amit Saad; Victoria Vorobiovsky; Benjamin F Gruenbaum; Akiva Leibowitz; Matthew Boyko; Yoram Shapira; Alla Shnaider; Moshe Zlotnik; Abed N Azab; Alexander Zlotnik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Crit Care     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610642     Medline TA:  J Crit Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Nephrology, Soroka Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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