Autonomic dysfunction is associated with oxidative stress in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients


Demir S., Koken T., Gokce C., Turkkan E., Cetinkaya G., Kahraman A., ...More

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, vol.34, no.2, pp.74-82, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-82

Abstract

Background. Autonomic dysfunction (AD) and prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval can complicate uremia and promote sudden death; their pathogenesis may be related to hemodialysis (HD)-associated oxidative stress. We designed this cross-sectional, controlled, clinical study with blind outcome assessment to investigate the prevalence and severity of AD and QTc lengthening in HD patients and their relation to oxidative stress.