Association between chronic hepatitis C infection and coronary flow reserve in dialysis patients with failed renal allografts.

@article{Yelken2009AssociationBC,
  title={Association between chronic hepatitis C infection and coronary flow reserve in dialysis patients with failed renal allografts.},
  author={Berna Murat Yelken and Numan Gorgulu and Yasar Caliskan and Ali Elitok and Arif Oğuzhan Çimen and Halil Yazici and Huseyin Oflaz and Aydin Turkmen and Mehmet S{\"u}kr{\"u} Sever},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1519-23}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C infection occurs frequently among patients with end-stage renal disease and increases the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is an early event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. It has been reported among patients treated with hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), or renal transplantation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate effects of chronic hepatitis C infection on ED in patients with failed renal… CONTINUE READING

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