Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
In a study on 68 hemodialysis participants, no significant differences of Anti-HBs antibody between diabetic and non-diabetics or male and female subjects were observed. There were not significant correlation between anti-HBs antibody and age, proportion of hemodialysis, duration of hemodialysis or hemodialysis efficacy. In this study, there was not significant correlation between serum antibody level against hepatitis B surface antigen and some demographic indices of hemodialysis patients, however, these findings need to re-test in other centers with more participants.
Please cite this paper as:
Nasri H, Rafieian-Kopaei M. Serum anti-hepatitis B surface antigen in hemodialysis patients. J Nephropharmacol 2012; 1(1): 3–5.