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BACKGROUND Mineral and bone disorder (MBD) in patients with chronic kidney disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Studies regarding the status of MBD treatment in developing countries, especially in Chinese dialysis patients are extremely limited. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 1711 haemodialysis (HD) patients and 363 peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease are known to have insulin resistance and advanced arterial stiffness. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether insulin resistance was correlated with carotid arterial stiffness in hemodialysis patients. METHODS Eighty nondiabetic hemodialysis patients were recruited. Stiffness index beta of(More)
Pentosidine is an advanced glycation end product (AGE). The present study was undertaken to investigate the association of serum pentosidine with carotid distensibility as a measure of arterial stiffness in hemodialysis patients. One hundred and three patients on maintenance hemodialysis were recruited. The distensibility coefficient of the common carotid(More)
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