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Prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in European women aged over 80 years.
Inadequate vitamin D status is associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and increased bone turnover and bone loss, which in turn increases fracture risk. The objective of this study is to assessExpand
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Sarcopenia in daily practice: assessment and management
BackgroundSarcopenia is increasingly recognized as a correlate of ageing and is associated with increased likelihood of adverse outcomes including falls, fractures, frailty and mortality. SeveralExpand
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Laboratory challenges in primary aldosteronism screening and diagnosis.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The laboratory has a critical role to play in the screening and diagnosis of primary aldosteronism. This review highlights some of the important analytical considerations andExpand
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MDRD Versus CKD-EPI Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Background The new Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) creatinine-based equation was developed to address the systematic underestimation of the glomerular filtration rateExpand
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Dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated Matrix Gla protein concentration is predictive of vitamin K status and is correlated with vascular calcification in a cohort of hemodialysis patients
BackgroundMatrix Gla protein (MGP) is known to act as a potent local inhibitor of vascular calcifications. However, in order to be active, MGP must be phosphorylated and carboxylated, with this lastExpand
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The effects of vitamin D on skeletal muscle strength, muscle mass, and muscle power: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONTEXT There is growing evidence that vitamin D plays a role on several tissues including skeletal muscle. OBJECTIVE The aim was to summarize with a meta-analysis, the effects of vitamin DExpand
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A multicentric evaluation of IDMS-traceable creatinine enzymatic assays.
Chronic kidney disease definition is based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimations which are derived from creatinine-based equations. The accuracy of GFR estimation is thus largely dependentExpand
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Errors induced by indexing glomerular filtration rate for body surface area: reductio ad absurdum.
In this article, we will discuss an important but underrecognized topic in nephrology. Indeed, indexing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for body surface area (BSA) is often done by habit, becauseExpand
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[Update on vitamin D and evaluation of vitamin D status].
Knowledge about vitamin D has greatly improved during the last few years. Vitamin D cannot any more be considered as exclusively necessary to prevent ricket/osteomalacia. Its role in the preventionExpand
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Outcome of the living kidney donor.
Renal transplantation from living kidney donors is still relatively marginal in most of the European countries. However, this source of kidney grafts may help to overcome in part the organ donorExpand
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