Ferritin levels may predict residual renal function (RRF) drop on PD

Besides being an iron storage protein, ferritin is also a marker of inflammation. In a new study from Korea, the ferritin levels and RRF were measured in 123 people on PD. Those whose ferritin levels were high (>250 ng/mL) had significantly greater loss of RRF than those with lower ferritin levels. Multiple linear regression pointed to ferritin levels as an independent risk factor.

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