Journal Watch - B2m
NxStage HD and Removal of Beta-2 Microglobulin
Which works best to remove B2M, High-flux standard HD, post-dilution hemodiafiltration (HDF), NxStage short daily HD, or automated PD? In a small study (N=43), HDF and NxStage HD done 6 days per week removed the most B2M. Standard HD was next, with automated PD removing the least.
Read the abstract » | (added 05/15/2019)
Lower B2M levels linked with WORSE survival on PD
Unlike HD, a new study of 725 incident PD patients divided into three beta-2 microglobulin tertiles found that the lowest third of B2m levels was associated with a higher risk of death. The increased risk was especially seen in females; older patients; and those with comorbidities, low BMI, low serum albumin, and less residual kidney function. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 07/13/2018)