Depressive symptoms and proinflammatory cytokine levels in chronic renal failure patients.

  title={Depressive symptoms and proinflammatory cytokine levels in chronic renal failure patients.},
  author={Erkan Dervişoğlu and Hale Maral Kir and B. Ozturk Kalender and Ceyla Eraldemir and Çiğdem Çağlayan},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  volume={108 4},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cytokine secretion is known to play an important role in the pathophysiology of depression, and levels of proinflammatory cytokines are increased in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. The objective of this study was to examine the correlation between levels of proinflammatory cytokines in CRF patients and degree of depression. METHODS 31 patients on hemodialysis, 31 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and 31 conservatively managed chronic kidney disease… CONTINUE READING


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