Changes in circulating biomarkers during a single hemodialysis session

Tae Yamamoto, Marcelo M. Nascimento, Shirley Y. Hayashi, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Jacek Waniewski, Lars Åke Brodin, Björn Anderstam, Britta Lind, Miguel C. Riella, Astrid Seeberger, Bengt Lindholm

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The hemodialysis (HD) procedure induces an inflammatory response potentially contributing to cardiovascular disease. Here we investigated the acute impact of HD on circulating biomarkers. Circulating biomarkers (small solutes, middle molecular-sized peptides, and proteins) related to inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular calcification (VC) were measured before and after a single session of HD in 45 clinically stable patients. Concentrations were corrected for ultrafiltration-induced hemoconcentration. Among vascular calcification-related biomarkers, osteoprotegerin and fetuin-A remained unchanged while fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) decreased by -19%. Changes of FGF23 and changes of phosphate correlated (ρ=0.61, P<0.001). While C-reactive protein did not change, interleukin-6 (IL-6) increased by 14% and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) increased by 45%. IL-6 and PTX3 appear to be valid biomarkers of the intradialytic inflammatory response. VC-related markers were in general not affected by the single HD session; however, the observed correlation between acute changes of FGF-23 and phosphate during HD warrants further studies. Hemodialysis International

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalHemodialysis International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Interleukin-6
  • Microinflammation
  • Pentraxin-3
  • Vascular calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Nephrology


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