Association of carotid intima-medial thickness and indices of arterial stiffness with cardiovascular disease outcomes in CKD.

@article{Zoungas2007AssociationOC,
  title={Association of carotid intima-medial thickness and indices of arterial stiffness with cardiovascular disease outcomes in CKD.},
  author={Sophia Zoungas and James D. Cameron and Peter G. Kerr and Rory Wolfe and Christine Muske and John J McNeil and Barry Patrick McGrath},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={622-30}
}
BACKGROUND Indices of arterial structure and stiffness are proposed as surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but no study examined multiple markers in the same population. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 315 subjects with stages 4 to 5 CKD, aged 24 to 79 years (mean age, 56.6 +/- 13.6 [SD] years), enrolled in the Atherosclerosis and Folic Acid Supplementation Trial. PREDICTORS Carotid arterial intima… CONTINUE READING