Koen De Boeck

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BACKGROUND The extent and the progression of vascular calcification (VC) are independent predictors of cardiovascular risk in the haemodialysis population. Vitamin K is essential for the activation of matrix gla protein (MGP), a powerful inhibitor of tissue calcification. Functional vitamin K deficiency may contribute to the high VC burden in haemodialysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Fabry's disease (AFD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease, resulting from a deficiency in alpha-galactosidase A (AGALA). Untreated, this leads to precocious failure of vital organ function and death. As enzyme replacement therapy is available, it is of vital importance that affected individuals can be traced. MATERIALS AND METHODS We set(More)
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