Table 1.

Measures of uremia, inflammation, and oxidant stressa

PredialysisPostdialysis
BUN (mg/dl)57.6 ± 18.0b22.9 ± 13.3
TNF-α (pg/ml)57.8 ± 10.8b51.2 ± 6.9
iPTH (pg/ml)412 ± 417439 ± 378
β2-M (ng/ml)11.8 ± 2.810.6 ± 1.6
Carbonyls (nmol/mg)0.13 ± 0.050.13 ± 0.07
Thiols (μM)315.5 ± 63.9b413.9 ± 50.0
  • a BUN, blood urea nitrogen; iPTH, intact parathyroid hormone; β2-M, β2-microglobulin.

  • b P < 0.05 versus postdialysis.