The hematocrit-corrected erythrocyte sedimentation rate can be useful in diagnosing inflammation in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Borawski2001TheHE,
  title={The hematocrit-corrected erythrocyte sedimentation rate can be useful in diagnosing inflammation in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Jacek Borawski and Michał Myśliwiec},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={2001},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={381-3}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to determine predictors of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and the ESR level pointing to the presence of inflammation in 60 chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS/RESULTS On bivariate analysis, increased Westergren ESR of 62 (4-160) mm/h correlated inversely with hematocrit (Hct) and serum albumin, and positively with age, plasma fibrinogen, serum C-reactive protein (CRP), immunoglobulins A and G, alpha(1)-acid-glycoprotein and alpha(1)-antitrypsin. On… CONTINUE READING

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