Phagocytosis in uremic and hemodialysis patients: a prospective and cross sectional study.

@article{Vanholder1991PhagocytosisIU,
  title={Phagocytosis in uremic and hemodialysis patients: a prospective and cross sectional study.},
  author={Raymond Camille Vanholder and S. M. G. Ringoir and Annemieke M Dhondt and Raymond H Hakim},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1991},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={320-7}
}
Leukocyte response to phagocytic challenge was assessed in uremic and hemodialysis patients in a prospective and cross sectional study. Using latex, zymosan and staphylococcus as phagocytic challenge, the utilization of glucose-I-C14 and the generation of reactive oxygen species was measured in these patients. In uremic, non-dialysis dependent patients, the response to phagocytosis was significantly reduced when creatinine exceeded 6 mg/dl and prior to initiation of dialysis (mean serum… CONTINUE READING

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