Behaviour of platelets and β-thromboglobulin

P. Ivanovich*, D. E. Hammerschmidt, A. Quintanilla, T. Kishimoto, H. Tanaka, N. Levin, H. Klinkmann

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


Platelet count, platelet aggregation responses, and plasma β-thromboglobulin were assessed before and at intervals during each study dialysis. As expected, modest thrombocytopenia was observed following treatment with all dialysers, but Filtral showed the least effect. Concordantly, modest increases in plasma β-thromboglobulin were observed with all devices except Filtral (caveat: the device also seems to adsorb β-thromboglobulin). Interpatient variability was more striking for platelet aggregation responses, and made it difficult to discern patterns; however, aggregation in response to ADP was augmented during haemodialysis with the Filtral device, and blunted when the G120 M was employed. Differences between hollow-fibre and parallel plate devices with the same membrane material suggest that membrane geometry, manufacturing residues, membrane support, or potting materials may also contribute to platelet activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 1993


  • Cellulose acetate
  • Cuprammonium cellulose
  • Cuprophan®
  • Haemodialysis
  • Platelet aggregation
  • Platelets
  • Polyacrylonitrite
  • Polymethylmethacrylate
  • Polysulphone
  • β-thromboglobulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


Dive into the research topics of 'Behaviour of platelets and β-thromboglobulin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this