Yit-Sheung Yap

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This study aimed at investigating the combined effects of albuminuria and reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on peripheral artery disease (PAD) among elderly patients with diabetes. A total of 236 subjects were cross-classified into four groups according to the presence or absence of albuminuria (urinary albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) ≥ 30(More)
Proteinuria plays an important role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as a powerful predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to investigate the potential determinants associated with overt proteinuria in non-diabetic patients with late-stage CKD. Between January 2006 and September 2011, a total(More)
Aortic arch calcification (AAC) is recognized as an important cardiovascular risk factor in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of AAC grade on patency rates of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in this specific population. The data of 286 ESRD patients who had an initial AVF placed were reviewed. The(More)
Diabetic nephropathy and proteinuria are important risk factors for both end-stage renal disease and cardiovascular events. The present study aimed to identify the factors associated with nephrotic-range proteinuria in patients with advanced diabetic nephropathy. This cross-sectional study enrolled 386 diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to identify the factors associated with repeated arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure within 1-year, especially the impact of aortic arch calcification (AAC) on patency of AVF. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively assessed chest radiography in hemodialysis patients who had undergone initial AVF. The extent of AAC was(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the potential predictive factors for early arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure following the fistula first initiative. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 159 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who underwent AVF creation. The preoperative factors such as demographic, comorbidity condition, laboratory parameters(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate whether geographic variations in the prevalence of late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) exist and are associated with incidence rates of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), or lower tract urothelial carcinoma (LTUC). METHODS Prevalence rates of late-stage CKD for 366(More)
The aim of the study was to identify the potential risk factors for early arteriovenous access failure in a diabetic population. The data of 223 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with type 2 diabetes who had an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) placed as their initial vascular accesses were retrospectively reviewed. The(More)
BACKGROUND. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and its associated complications, such as hypertension, are common sequelae of end stage kidney disease (ESKD). We aimed to evaluate the post-parathyroidectomy (PTX) effects on blood pressure (BP) (including predialysis and intradialytic BP), as well as determine the predictive factors involved in BP(More)
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