A tale of two homocysteines--and two hemodialysis units.

Abstract

Pharmacologic doses of folic acid are commonly used to reduce the hyperhomocysteinemia of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Vitamin B12 acts at the same metabolic locus as folic acid, but information is lacking about the specific effects of high doses of this vitamin on homocysteine levels in renal failure. We therefore compared the plasma homocysteine… (More)

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