Bogdan Ghigolea

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OBJECTIVES Adiponectin is an insulin-sensitizing, anti-inflammatory adipokine with anti-atherogenic actions in the general population. In dialysis patients it is unclear whether adiponectin conserves its protective value or is, on the contrary, associated to worse prognosis. We assessed the predictive value of adiponectin for atherosclerosis related(More)
AIM To assess endothelial cell selective adhesion molecule (ESAM) as predictor of cardiovascular mortality in diabetic dialysis patients (DDPs). METHODS ESAM, clinical and laboratory parameters were assessed in 73 DDP. Cardiovascular mortality was recorded in a 2 years' prospective observational study. RESULTS Baseline ESAM was 17.1 (10.05-24.8) ng/ml(More)
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