Journal Watch - B2m

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  1. 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)

    Tags: B2m, High Flux Standard Hd, Post Dilution Hemodiafiltration (Hdf), Nx Stage Short Daily Hd, Automated Pd

  2. 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)

    Tags: Pd, B2m, Morbidity Rate