Assessment of serum trace element (copper) level, as an associated risk factor in patients with chronic kidney disease
Keywords:Chronic Kidney Disease, Trace Elements.
Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive loss of kidney function and is a worldwide public health problem both for the number of patients and for the cost of treatment. Trace elements such as copper (Cu) is altered in CKD. We assessed 100 subjects of both sex with different age groups, among them 50 are normal healthy controls (group 1) and 50 are CKD patients (group 2) from dialysis ward (medicine) S.R.G. Hospital, Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar (Raj.) Serum copper was estimated using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Results: Serum copper level was significantly low in CKD patients, mean ± SD (1.2041 ±0.46360) (p<0.05) when compared with the healthy control group (1.3823 ± 0.25259) (p<0.05). Gender had no significant effect on serum copper level, in males, (1.1992± 0.41431) and females (1.2146± 0.56946) (p>0.05). Conclusion: This study shows that in CKD patients, trace elements derangement is important in the primary diagnosis of trace element dysfunction and medical management of CKD.
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