L-carnitine in haemodialysed patients. Changes in lipid pattern.


Carnitine is a selective carrier of free fatty acids from the cytoplasm to the mitochondria. Dialysed patients are chronically and progressively carnitine deficient due to loss in the dialysate. Simultaneously such patients present impaired lipid metabolism and this may provoke varied pathological conditions ranging from isolated hypertriglyceridaemia to… (More)