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The hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is involved in mineral homeostasis but may also have a role in vascular calcification and bone mineralization. In a cohort of 142 patients with CKD stages 2–5D, plasma FGF23 was independently associated with aortic calcification but not with pulse wave velocity or bone mineral density. FGF23 is involved in(More)
In a prospective, randomized study, including 108 patients, we investigated the effect of different locations for the subcutaneous injection of low dosed or low molecular heparin following standard herniotomia. In the group with injection into the contralateral abdominal wall the rate of local surgical complications was four times higher compared to those(More)
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