Serum folate levels in end stage renal disease patients

Authors

  • Ghazanfar Ali Sirhindi
  • Saadia Shahzad Alam
  • Shahida Amjad Riaz Shah
  • Javed Asif
  • Mateen Izhar
  • Abdul Hameed Khan
  • Shahid Hussain,
  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Muhammad farooq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i3.1015

Keywords:

Renal Disease, End-Stage. Renal Dialysis. Hematinics. Folic Acid. Vitamin B 12. Hyperhomocysteinemia. Anemia. Measure. Glomerular Filtration Rate.

Abstract

Objective: This study was aimed to measure serum folate levels in patients of end stage renal disease (ESRD) on regular haemodialysis and compared with normal healthy individuals. Study design: It is a comparative study. Setting: Department of Pathology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Patients and methods: One hundred subjects were selected and divided into two groups. Group A include fifty patients of end stage renal disease on regular haemodialysis and group B include fifty normal healthy individuals as control. Two ml of blood was drawn by venepuncture, one ml for complete blood examination and one ml for serum folate level. Results: A significant decrease in folate level was observed in end stage renal disease patients on regular haemodialysis as compared to control group. Conclusion: By measuring serum folate level in patients on regular haemodialysis we can manage anaemia due to folate deficiency.

Published

2016-04-16

How to Cite

Sirhindi, G. A., Alam, S. S., Riaz Shah, S. A., Asif, J., Izhar, M., Khan, A. H., Hussain, S., Farooq, M., & farooq, M. (2016). Serum folate levels in end stage renal disease patients. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i3.1015

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