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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem worldwide that leads to end-stage kidney failure and cardiovascular complications. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CKD in Turkey, and to evaluate relationships between CKD and cardiovascular risk factors in a population-based survey. METHODS Medical data were collected through(More)
Abnormalities in fibrinolysis have been reported in hypertension. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have been shown to improve altered fibrinolytic balance in hypertensive patients. It has not been documented, however, whether this is due to a decrease in angiotensin II (Ang-II) generation or is a consequence of elevated local levels of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of once-monthly continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA) for maintenance of stable haemoglobin (Hb) levels in adult chronic renal anaemia patients on dialysis according to local clinical judgment in Turkey. METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, single-arm,(More)
BACKGROUND Exaggerated erythropoietin (EPO) response to phlebotomy regardless of the baseline EPO levels have been shown in patients with post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE) and administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-1) seems to be effective in controlling PTE. However, the mechanism of this ACE-1 induced reduction in haematocrit(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal mineral metabolism is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The exact pathogenesis linking mineral metabolism to cardiovascular risk is unknown. This study was undertaken to investigate the association between serum phosphate and/or Ca x PO(4) product with serum levels of soluble E-selectin (sE-selectin),(More)
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