Evaluation of Thyroid Hormones and Some Biochemical Variables in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Abstract

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a permanent loss of kidney function which is diagnosed when the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is under 60 mlmin1.73m2 for more than three months. The present study was conducted at Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Center in the Medical City in Baghdad from October 2018 to April 2019. Sixty CKD patients with an age ranged of 40 to 65 years and 25 healthy subjects were involved in this study. Blood samples were collected to evaluate the levels of kidney function parameters and thyroid hormones. The levels of urea, creatinine and uric acid showed highly significant (p ≤ 0.01) increases in CKD patient in comparison with the control group, while the values of GFR and creatinine clearance showed highly significant (p ≤ 0.01) decreases. The results of thyroid hormones showed highly significant (p < 0.01) decreases in the levels of T3 and T4 along with a highly significant (p < 0.01) increase in the level of TSH in the patients.