Hypertension and nephrology

[Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and oxidative stress in hemodialysis patients]

MONOSTORI Péter1, S. VARGA Ilona2, KISS József Zoltán3, KISS István4, HASZON Ibolya1, PAPP Ferenc1, SÜMEGI Viktória1, BERECZKI Csaba1, NÉMETH Ilona1, TÚRI Sándor1

NOVEMBER 20, 2010

Hypertension and nephrology - 2010;14(06)

[Oxidative stress plays an important role in the elevation of the cardiovascular risk of patients with chronic kidney insufficiency. The oxidative stress becomes more severe together with the deterioration of the renal function, and the hemodialysis sessions may also induce repetitive oxidative insults. Erythropoesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may alter the level of oxidative stress via their effects on hematopoiesis, resulting in indirect effects on changes of iron metabolism and the levels of antioxidants. We review the current knowledge about the administration of ESAs as concerns effects on oxidative parameters in hemodialysis patients. We discuss the relationship between the characteristics of the ESA therapy (type, administration frequency and dosage of ESA, length of the therapy, administration withdrawal) and the oxidative stress in view of earlier and recent research.]


  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Gyermekgyógyászati Klinika és Gyermekegészségügyi Központ, Szeged
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Természettudományi és Informatikai Kar, Biokémiai és Molekuláris Biológiai Tanszék, Szeged
  3. Amgen Kft., Orvostudományi Osztály, Budapest
  4. Fôvárosi Önkormányzat Szent Imre Kórház, Belgyógyászati Szakmák Mátrix Intézete, Nefrológia-Hypertonia Profil, Budapest



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