BACKGROUND A goal of searching risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) is to halt progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by potential intervention. To predict the future ESRD, 30% decline in estimated GFR over 2 years was examined in comparison with other time-dependent predictors. METHODS CKD patients who had measurement of serum creatinine… (More)
BACKGROUND The role of uric acid (UA) in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains controversial due to the unavoidable cause and result relationship. This study was aimed to clarify the independent impact of UA on the subsequent risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by a propensity score analysis. METHODS A retrospective CKD cohort was… (More)
BACKGROUND Although hyperphosphatemia is deemed a risk factor of the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), it remains unclear whether the normal range of serum phosphorus likewise deteriorates CKD. A propensity score analysis was applied to examine the causal effect of the normal range of serum phosphorus on the incidence of end-stage renal disease… (More)
1 As the only recipient from the ECE department. In Year 2016, only 29 Ph.D. students from 27 departments were selected for the prestigious fellowship, by UIUC graduate college.