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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 805
Tumor marker and hemodialysis


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Wiwanitkit V. Tumor marker and hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011;22:805

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Wiwanitkit V. Tumor marker and hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 22];22:805. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2011/22/4/805/82711
To the Editor,

I read the report on tumor marker level in a hemodialysis (HD) case with great interest. [1] Tzitzikos et al concluded that measurement of some tumor markers such as alfa-fetoprotein may be beneficial in HD patients. [1] Indeed, the use of tumor marker in HD has a great variability due to the dialysis process. [2] Differences in the amounts of tumor marker levels in the different phases of dialysis can be seen. [2] Regarding this report, [1] there are some considerations. First, the number of subjects is few and there is no matched control group for comparison. Second, each tumor marker has its specific background in laboratory analysis. Different physiological and pathological factors affect the analytical results differently. Focusing on the patients undergoing HD in this study, there is no information on complete background (demographic, laboratory and clinical parameters) and the question that remains is whether there is a normal distribution of those underlying parameters.

 
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1.Tzitzikos G, Saridi M, Filippopoulou T, et al. Measurement of tumor markers in chronic hemodialysis patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21(1):50-3.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Kuno T, Kaizu K. Use of tumor markers in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Nippon Rinsho 2004;62(Suppl 6):391-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
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