Table 1. Effects of hemodialysis in patients on the plasma C-IR, N-IR, and GH levela

C-IR (fmol/ml)N-IR (fmol/ml)GH (ng/ml)Cr (mg/dl)BUN (mg/dl)
a N-IR and C-IR, amino- (ghrelin alone) and carboxyl-terminal ghrelin immunoreactivities (ghrelin + desacyl ghrelin). HD, hemodialysis. n = 8.
b P < 0.005;
cP < 0.05;
dP > 0.05 versus pre-HD.
Pre HD411.9 ± 66.612.6 ± 2.55.2 ± 2.58.3 ± 0.861.6 ± 11.2
Post HD192.5 ± 34.3b3.3 ± 0.5b0.5 ± 0.1d3.7 ± 0.3c28.4 ± 7.8b