Is Systemic Inflammation Associated With Elevated PSA Serum Levels In Patients Submitted Chronic Hemodialysis?

PSA Level and Systemic Inflammation

  • Gilmar Pereira Silva University of Brasilia
  • Vitor Pereira Xavier Grangeiro João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil


Backgroundː whereas that systemic inflammation (SI) affects 40–60% of patients on hemodialysis (HD) is characterized by serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level elevation or proinflammatory interleukin production or both. We evaluated the association between SI and total (tPSA) and free PSA (fPSA) in patients on HD with tPSA <4ng / ml.

Methodsː Sixty patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing HD and 20 controls were included. Inclusion criteria were patients aged 18-60 years; tPSA < 4 ng/mL without clinically detectable prostate cancer; and patients undergoing HD for >6 months. Patients were excluded if they had local infections or SI. Hs-CRP was measured using turbidimetry, and tPSA and fPSA levels using immunochemoluminescence. Overall, 27 patients had inflammation (hs-CRP >5 mg/L) and 33 had no inflammation (hs-CRP was ≤5 mg/L). In the control group, hs-CRP was ≤ 1 mg/L.

Resultsː there was no significant difference in mean levels among groups 3 and 4 for age (p=0,058), tPSA (p=0,74) and fPSA (p=0,30). The SI did not promote differences between groups 1, 2 and 4 for the levels of tPSA (0,71 ± 0,18  vs   0,67 ± 0,15  vs  0,67 ± 0,11; p=0,69) and fPSA (0,34  ±  0,01  vs  0,34  ±  0,01  vs   0,35  ±  0,01, p= 0,59) . As well as maintained no correlation with tPSA and fPSA (p>0,05).

Conclusionː The systemic inflammation in hemodialytic patients without clinically detectable cancer (PSA<4ng/ml) is no associated with changes fractions of tPSA and fPSA.

Author Biographies

Gilmar Pereira Silva, University of Brasilia
Department of Medicine
Vitor Pereira Xavier Grangeiro, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

Academic of the Medical Course of the School of Medical Sciences, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil


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How to Cite
SILVA, Gilmar Pereira; GRANGEIRO, Vitor Pereira Xavier. Is Systemic Inflammation Associated With Elevated PSA Serum Levels In Patients Submitted Chronic Hemodialysis?. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, sep. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2019. doi:

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