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BACKGROUND Vascular calcification has detrimental consequences on chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, yet its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) is involved(More)
Advanced glycation end-products (AGE) accumulate in CKD and may predispose to cardiovascular disease by inducing inflammatory and oxidant stress in the vascular endothelium. Soluble forms of the(More)