Ting-Yun Lin

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Muscle wasting is common and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, factors associated with decreased muscle mass in CKD patients are seldom reported. We performed a cross-sectional study of 326 patients (age 65.8 ± 13.3 years) with stage 3-5 CKD who were not yet on dialysis. Muscle mass(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder of blood clotting associated with plasma deficiencies in von Willebrand factor cleaving protease (VWF-CP). The resulting increase in VWF activity leads to excessive microvascular clotting, reduced numbers of circulating platelets, and anemia as a result of physical fibrin-related damage to(More)
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