Water-soluble vitamin levels in extended hours hemodialysis

Natalie Coveney, Kevan Polkinghorne, Leanne Linehan, AnnMarie Corradini, Peter Kerr

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Patients on extended hours (>15a??h/week) hemodialysis may be at a higher risk of deficiency of water-soluble vitamins than conventional (a??15a??h/week) hemodialysis patients due to their increased weekly hours of dialysis. We compared serum levels of the water-soluble vitamins in a group of extended and conventional hours hemodialysis patients. Predialysis serum levels of vitamin C, vitamin B(12) , thiamine, pyridoxine, and folate were measured in 52 patients: 26 extended group and 26 conventional group. Information on patient s intake of vitamin supplements and dialysis regimen was obtained. Data were log transformed due to the skewed distribution of the results. Median vitamin C levels were significantly lower in the extended group (0.30 vs. 1.14a??mg/dL, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30 - 38
Number of pages9
JournalHemodialysis International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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