Urinalysis in patients on chronic hemodialysis

Urology. 1977 Aug;10(2):103-4. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(77)90004-8.


To determine what urinalysis findings are normal in patients maintained on chronic hemodialysis, we have studied the urine in 25 such patients. In end stage renal disease correlation with the original disease is lost, and urine characteristically contains many white blood cells and frequent white blood cell casts; microscopic hematuria is unusual even in patients whose original disease was a proliferative nephritis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / urine
  • Glomerulonephritis / urine
  • Hematuria / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / urine*
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephritis / urine
  • Nephrosclerosis / urine
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / urine
  • Proteinuria / diagnosis*
  • Renal Dialysis*