Oxidative stress in haemodialysis.

  title={Oxidative stress in haemodialysis.},
  author={Clodagh M Loughrey and Ian S Young and Janet H Lightbody and Dorothy McMaster and Peter T McNamee and Elisabeth R. Trimble},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={87 11},
Patients with chronic renal failure, including those receiving regular long-term haemodialysis, have a high incidence of premature cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress, which occurs when there is excessive free-radical production or low antioxidant levels, has recently been implicated as a causative factor in atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine if chronic renal failure and haemodialysis were associated with increased oxidative stress. Serum malondialdehyde was measured as… CONTINUE READING


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