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Serum phosphate and carotid intimal medial thickness

V K Sharma, P Dwivedi, A K Dubey
While increased serum phosphate concentration is a significant risk factor for vascular calcification, it is unclear whether serum phosphate is also a risk factor for increased arterial wall thickness in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Using B-mode ultrasonography, we examined carotid intimal-medial thickness (CIMT) of CKD patients and analyzed risk factors for increased IMT with regard to the effect of serum phosphate. One hundred patients were enrolled (73 patients without diabetes, 27 patients with diabetes; 57 men, 43 women; age, 46...
January 2014: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Tatjana Damjanovic, Sivka Djuric, Georg Schlieper, Natasa Markovic, Sinisa Dimkovic, Zoran Radojicic, Thilo Kr├╝ger, Jurgen Floege, Nada Dimkovic
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcifications (VCs) contribute to the massive mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We aimed to identify prevalence and risk factors for arterial medial calcifications (AMCs) versus intimal calcifications (AICs) in a single-center HD population. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 134 patients, mean age 56.9 +/- 9.7 years, on HD for 8.2 +/- 5.0 years. VCs were scored based on plain radiographs and ultrasonography of the common carotid arteries...
May 2009: Journal of Nephrology
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