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Serum albumin, C-reactive protein, interleukin 6, and fetuin a as predictors of malnutrition, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in patients with ESRD.
BACKGROUND Serum albumin (S-Alb), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) predict malnutrition, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality in patients with end-stage renalExpand
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Inflammation, malnutrition, and cardiac disease as predictors of mortality in hemodialysis patients.
Various studies suggest a strong association between nutrition and clinical outcome in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Several morbidity factors that per se increase the risk of a poor outcome, such asExpand
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Elevated resistin levels in chronic kidney disease are associated with decreased glomerular filtration rate and inflammation, but not with insulin resistance.
In the present study, we explore the role of decreased renal function and a genetic polymorphism on the recently discovered protein resistin, apparently able to inhibit hepatic insulin action inExpand
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Low fetuin-A levels are associated with cardiovascular death: Impact of variations in the gene encoding fetuin.
BACKGROUND Vascular calcification is common among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and a central characteristic of the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease observed in dialysis patients.Expand
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Impact of inflammation on epigenetic DNA methylation – a novel risk factor for cardiovascular disease?
Objective.  The lifespan of dialysis patients is as short as in patients with metastatic cancer disease, mainly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). DNA methylation is an important cellular mechanismExpand
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Hand-grip muscle strength, lean body mass, and plasma proteins as markers of nutritional status in patients with chronic renal failure close to start of dialysis therapy.
We studied 115 patients (69 men, 46 women) with chronic renal failure (CRF) aged younger than 70 years close to the start of dialysis therapy to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and study theExpand
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Factors predicting malnutrition in hemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study.
Signs of protein-energy malnutrition are common in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. To evaluate the nutritional status andExpand
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Novel links between the long pentraxin 3, endothelial dysfunction, and albuminuria in early and advanced chronic kidney disease.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Albuminuria and inflammation predict cardiovascular events. Pentraxin 3, an inflammatory mediator produced by, among others, endothelial cells, may have a role inExpand
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Plasma pentraxin 3 in patients with chronic kidney disease: associations with renal function, protein-energy wasting, cardiovascular disease, and mortality.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Plasma protein pentraxin 3 concentrations are elevated in a wide range of diseased states. However, no study has evaluated protein pentraxin 3 in patients with chronicExpand
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Low serum testosterone increases mortality risk among male dialysis patients.
Men treated with hemodialysis (HD) have a very poor prognosis and an elevated risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the general population, associations between low testosteroneExpand
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