Comparison of Circulating Levels of Uremic Toxins in Hemodialysis Patients Treated with Medium Cut-Off Membranes and High-Flux Membranes: Theranova in Sisli Hamidiye Etfal (THE SHE) Randomized Control Study


Sevinc M. , Hasbal N. B. , Yilmaz V. , Basturk T., Ahbap E., Sakaci T., ...Daha Fazla

BLOOD PURIFICATION, cilt.49, sa.6, ss.733-742, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000508061
  • Dergi Adı: BLOOD PURIFICATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.733-742

Özet

Introduction: Removal of uremic toxins is a main objective of hemodialysis; however, whether high-flux and medium cut-off (MCO) membranes differ as regards removal of middle and large uremic toxins is not clear. Objective: To compare medium cut-off and high-flux dialyzers as regards their intra- and interdialysis effect on circulating levels of middle and large uremic toxins and serum albumin. Methods: Fifty-two patients were randomized to have hemodialysis with either 3 months of high-flux dialyzer followed by 3 months of MCO or vice versa. Blood samples were taken before and after dialysis at the first and last sessions of each dialyzer for analyses of middle and large uremic toxins including inflammatory mediators and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and serum albumin. Results: Reduction rates were higher, and postdialysis levels of beta-2 microglobulin, free kappa and lambda light chains, and myoglobulin were lower at the first and last sessions with MCO dialyzers compared to high-flux dialyzers (p < 0.05 for all). Last session predialysis levels of beta-2 microglobulin, free kappa light chain, and free lambda light chain were lower than first session predialysis levels in MCO dialyzers as compared to high-flux dialyzers (p < 0.05 for all). Last session levels of interleukin-6, interleukin-10, interleukin-17, and interferon-gamma did not differ between dialyzers (p > 0.05 for all). VEGF level was lower in the MCO group compared to the high-flux group (p = 0.043). Last session level of serum albumin with MCO dialyzers was lower than that with high-flux dialyzers (3.62 [3.45-3.88] vs. 3.78 [3.58-4.02] g/L) (p = 0.04) and 6.7% lower (p < 0.001) than at the first session of MCO dialyzers. Conclusion: The decline in circulating levels of several middle and large uremic toxins including VEGF following hemodialysis was more pronounced when using MCO membranes as compared to high-flux membranes while their effect on inflammatory molecules was similar.