PURPOSE: Anemia in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients shows a lower proliferation of erythroid progenitor cells such as burst forming unit-erythroid (BFU-E) than in normal subjects. As on-line hemodiafiltration with endogenous reinfusion(HFR) is thought to have a better biocompatibility and a wide range of uremic toxin removal, we compared the effect of serum obtained pre- and post-standard hemodialysis (HD) and HFR dialysis performed in four ESRD patients with proliferation in normal subject) (controls) bone marrow BFU-E. METHODS: Mononuclear fraction was obtained by Ficoll-Hypaque density centrifugation and studies were performed in three different conditions: standard culture, adding serum from controls, adding serum from ESRD patients pre- and post HD and HFR dialysis. BFU-E were counted after 14 days with an inverted microscope and expressed as average scores from two dishes. Standardization between experiments was checked with a control culture for each experimental culture. RESULTS: The BFU-E proliferation rate was clearly reduced by adding serum from ESRD patients either pre-HD or pre-HFR. However, while this inhibition was exacerbated by post-HD serum, it showed a significant reduction with post-HFR serum. CONCLUSIONS: This effect could be due to the removal of uremic toxins or to a lower dialysis-induced cytokine release, both mechanisms involved in erythropoiesis inhibition in ESRD.
|Translated title of the contribution||The hemodiafiltration with endogenous reinfusion reduces the erythroid progenitor inhibition by uremic serum|
|Journal||Giornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia|
|Volume||21 Suppl 30|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2004|
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