Monocyte activation in peripheral blood and dialyser eluates: phenotypic profile and cytokine release.

@article{Schouten2002MonocyteAI,
  title={Monocyte activation in peripheral blood and dialyser eluates: phenotypic profile and cytokine release.},
  author={Wilhelmina E M Schouten and Muri{\"e}l P C Grooteman and M Schoorl and Arend Jan van Houte and Menso J. Nub{\'e}},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={2002},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={646-53}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Monocyte activation and subsequent cytokine generation is presumed to be involved in haemodialysis (HD)-related morbidity. The present study was designed to investigate HD-induced changes in monocytes, with respect to their phenotypic profile and cytokine release, both in peripheral blood (PB) and dialyser eluates (DE). In addition, the effect of the type of dialyser on monocyte activation was assessed. METHODS Dialyser elution was performed in 8 patients after 3 h of HD… CONTINUE READING