Effects of sodium ferrous chlorophyll treatment on anemia of hemodialysis patients and relevant biochemical parameters

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. Jan-Mar 2016;30(1):135-40.

Abstract

This study explores the effects of sodium ferrous chlorophyll treatment on the anemia of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, as well as the relevant biochemical parameters. We selected 72 patients who had received regular MHD treatment two or three times a week for more than 3 months in the Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Zhengzhou City of Henan Province from March 2014 to March 2016. They were equally divided into a treatment group and a control group. Haemoglobin (HB) and hematocrit (HCT) of the treatment group increased significantly after treatment (p < 0.01), but less in the control group (p < 0.05); Also serum ferritin (SF) and transferrin saturation (TAST) of the treatment group increased significantly after treatment (p < 0.01); SF of the control group also increased significantly (p < 0.01) and TAST of the control group increased (p < 0.05) but less than in the treatment group. No obvious changes of serum creatinine (SCR), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), C-reactive protein (CRP) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were found in either groups after treatment (p>0.05). Albumin (ALB) dosage of the treatment group increased after treatment (p < 0.05) while hemopoietin (EPO) decreased significantly (p < 0.01). ALB and EPO of the control group had no obvious changes after treatment (p>0.05). ALB level of the treatment group increased more significantly than in the control group (p < 0.05), while EPO dosage decreased more significantly than in the control group (p <0.05). Therefore, the combination of conventional western medicine and sodium ferrous chlorophyll can effectively improve anemia conditions of MHD patients and their quality of life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Albumins / metabolism
  • Anemia / blood
  • Anemia / drug therapy*
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • C-Reactive Protein / metabolism
  • Chlorophyll / therapeutic use*
  • Creatinine / blood
  • Erythropoietin / metabolism
  • Female
  • Ferritins / blood
  • Hematocrit
  • Hemoglobins / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Superoxide Dismutase / metabolism
  • Transferrin / metabolism
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Albumins
  • Hemoglobins
  • Transferrin
  • Erythropoietin
  • Chlorophyll
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Ferritins
  • Creatinine
  • Superoxide Dismutase