Effect of hemodialysis on plasma nitric oxide levels.

  title={Effect of hemodialysis on plasma nitric oxide levels.},
  author={Wei Min Hon and Jung Chan Lee and Kwang Hoon Lee},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={24 5},
Nitric oxide (NO) is produced in excess in various pathological states, including sepsis and hepatic cirrhosis, and appears to be related to inflammatory status. In uremia, one would expect the levels of NO to increase. We aimed to determine whether hemodialysis (HD) would remove NO from the systemic circulation of uremic patients. Blood was collected before, after, and 1 day after HD from 12 uremic patients. Plasma nitrite and nitrate (NOx-) levels were measured by colorimetric Greiss reaction… CONTINUE READING
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