Behavior of beta 2-microglobulin (B2-m) serum levels in uremic patients

V. A. Mioli, E. Balestra, L. Bibiano, S. Dellabella, E. Fanciulli, G. Gaffi, A. Perilli, F. Petroselli, A. M. Ricciatti, P. Carletti

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This study was performed in 97 hemodialysis patients (85 on HD and 12 CAPD) to investigate the possible correlation between B2-m and hemodialysis-related amyloidosis syndromes (HRA-S); differences in B2-m and HRA behavior between patients hemodialysed with cellulose and synthetic membranes were also included in the present study. Data indicate that B2-m levels are not correlated with dialysis length or with the type of membrane used for the dialysis. On the contrary, in 16 patients with the Carpal Tunnel, Syndrome, a significant correlation was found between the CTS, the dialysis length and the type of membrane (greater incidence with cellulosic membranes).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-580
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • B2-m
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cellulosic and synthetic membranes
  • Dialysis-related amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics


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