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Elevated serum phosphate and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). The phosphate-binder sevelamer has been shown to decrease both phosphate and FGF23, but limited data indicate that sevelamer improves CRF-related CVD, such as diastolic dysfunction, left(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to expose the patient to a high risk of death due to cardiovascular and infective causes. In parallel, septic shock is a major challenge for cardiovascular and immune system. Therefore we tried to determine whether non-dialysis CKD, defined as a baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60(More)
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