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increase the risk of cardiac, vascular and bone diseases. Hemodialysis patients (HD) are at high risk for Scurvy disease due to dietary limitation and ascorbic acid losses through dialysis. Vitamin C also decreases HTN and accelerated arthrosclerosis. Thus, vitamin C supplementation is necessary for these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of oral versus intravenous vitamin C on serum oxalate level in hemodialysis patients.
Material and Methods: This clinical-trial study was done on hemodialysis patients referred to the three treatment centers of Mazandaran Province. 41 HD patients, who had not consumed vitamin C for two months, were randomly divided into two groups, oral and intravenous. In intravenous (IV AA) group, vitamin C 500 mg/day was administered three times a week; and oral group received vitamin C 125 mg/day for two months. Oxalate serum level was measured before and after treatment. Individual, laboratory, and treatment complication data were gathered in a questionnaire. Intra group comparison was done with t-student test and inter group comparison was done with independent– sample t-test. Data were expressed as SE± Mean and p-valueResults: Serum oxalate level in each group increased, there was no significant differences intra group and between two groups (p= 0.3) (in oral, from 1.8±0.4mgl/L to 1.85±0.8mgl/L, P=0.4 and in IVAA from 1.8±0.7mg/L to 2.1±0.9mg/L, P=0.3).
Conclusion: Oral and IV AA in the used dosage did not increase serum oxalate level and were safe to use as supplementation in HD patients.