Effect of one-year oral alpha-tocopherol administration on the antioxidant defense system in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Antoniadi2008EffectOO,
  title={Effect of one-year oral alpha-tocopherol administration on the antioxidant defense system in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Georgia Antoniadi and Theodoros Eleftheriadis and Vassilios Liakopoulos and Eleni Kakasi and Charalambos Kartsios and Ploumis S. Passadakis and Vassilis Vargemezis},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={237-42}
}
Oxidative stress is increased in hemodialysis (HD) patients and contributes to the increased morbidity and mortality in this population. Vitamin E is an antioxidant agent. In the present study the effect of prolonged oral alpha-tocopherol administration on the antioxidant defense system was evaluated. The antioxidant factors plasma total antioxidant status (TAS), red blood cell superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity were evaluated with spectrometry in 27… CONTINUE READING