Antibody response following Hepatitis B vaccination in peritoneal dialysis patients: does normalized urea clearance matter?

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DERVİŞOĞLU E., Simsek M., Yilmaz A.

CLINICS, vol.66, no.9, pp.1559-1562, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1807-59322011000900009
  • Journal Name: CLINICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1559-1562
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: Data on the factors that contribute to the antibody response to hepatitis B virus vaccination in peritoneal dialysis patients are scarce. The current study was conducted on a group of peritoneal dialysis patients to learn how the response to hepatitis B virus vaccination varies according to the patient's clearance of urea normalized to total body water (Kt/V).