Higher Serum Bisphenol A Levels in Diabetic Hemodialysis Patients

Blood Purif. 2016;42(1):77-82. doi: 10.1159/000445203. Epub 2016 May 19.


Background: Bisphenol A (BPA) has been implicated as an 'endocrine disruptor'. We aimed at exploring the association between serum BPA levels and patient characteristics, particularly the presence of diabetes mellitus, and laboratory parameters in hemodialysis patients.

Methods: This study included 47 chronic hemodialysis patients. Patient characteristics were recorded. Blood was drawn before and after hemodialysis session. Serum BPA levels were measured by the high-performance-liquid-chromatography and laboratory parameters were measured by using standard methods.

Results: In hemodialysis patients, postdialysis serum BPA levels were significantly higher than predialysis after a single hemodialysis session (5.57 ± 1.2 vs. 4.06 ± 0.73, p < 0.0001). Predialysis serum BPA levels were significantly higher in patients with diabetes than non-diabetics (4.4 ± 0.6 vs. 3.9 ± 0.7, p = 0.025). No association was found between serum BPA levels and patient characteristics, and particularly laboratory parameters.

Conclusion: Serum BPA levels were rising significantly after a single dialysis session. Diabetic hemodialysis patients had higher predialysis serum BPA levels.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Benzhydryl Compounds / blood*
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Comorbidity
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
  • Endocrine Disruptors / blood
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / blood*
  • Middle Aged
  • Phenols / blood*
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Benzhydryl Compounds
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Phenols
  • bisphenol A