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Serum Asymmetric and Symmetric Dimethylarginine and Morbidity and Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients.
Am J Kidney Dis ; 70(1): 48-58, 2017 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28089476


Asymmetric (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) are putative uremic toxins that may exert toxicity by a number of mechanisms, including impaired nitric oxide synthesis and generation of reactive oxygen species. The study goal was to determine the association between these metabolites and cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients. STUDY


Post hoc analysis of the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. SETTING &


1,276 prevalent hemodialysis patients with available samples 3 to 6 months after randomization. PREDICTOR ADMA and SDMA measured in stored specimens.


Cardiac death, sudden cardiac death, first cardiovascular event, and any-cause death. Association with predictors analyzed using Cox regression adjusted for potential confounders (including demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbid conditions, albumin level, and residual kidney function).


Mean age of patients was 57±14 (SD) years, 63% were black, and 57% were women. Mean ADMA (0.9±0.2µmol/L) and SDMA levels (4.3±1.4µmol/L) were moderately correlated (r=0.418). Higher dialysis dose or longer session length were not associated with lower predialysis ADMA or SDMA concentrations. In fully adjusted models, each doubling of ADMA level was associated with higher risk (HR per 2-fold higher concentration; 95% CI) of cardiac death (1.83; 1.29-2.58), sudden cardiac death (1.79; 1.19-2.69), first cardiovascular event (1.50; 1.20-1.87), and any-cause death (1.44; 1.13-1.83). Compared to the lowest ADMA quintile (<0.745 µmol/L), the highest ADMA quintile (≥1.07µmol/L) was associated with higher risk (HR; 95% CI) of cardiac death (2.10; 1.44-3.05), sudden cardiac death (2.06; 1.46-2.90), first cardiovascular event (1.75; 1.35-2.27), and any-cause death (1.56; 1.21-2.00). SDMA level was associated with higher risk for cardiac death (HR, 1.40; 95% CI, 1.03-1.92), but this was no longer statistically significant after adjusting for ADMA level (HR, 1.20; 95% CI, 0.86-1.68).


Single time-point measurement of ADMA and SDMA.


ADMA and, to a lesser extent, SDMA levels are associated with cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Arginina / Doenças Cardiovasculares / Diálise Renal Tipo de estudo: Ensaio clínico controlado Aspecto clínico: Etiologia / Predição / Prognóstico Limite: Feminino / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade Idioma: Inglês Revista: Am J Kidney Dis Ano de publicação: 2017 Tipo de documento: Artigo