Associations among four polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, TaqI and ApaI) of vitamin D receptor gene and end-stage renal disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Yang2015AssociationsAF,
  title={Associations among four polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, TaqI and ApaI) of vitamin D receptor gene and end-stage renal disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Lina Yang and Lan Wu and Yi Ming Fan and Jianfei Ma},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To evaluate the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI, FokI, TaqI and ApaI gene polymorphisms and the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS All eligible studies were included in our meta-analysis of a search of the PubMed, Cochrane and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases according to predefined criteria. The fixed-effects or random-effects models were used to calculate the pooled odds ratio (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence… CONTINUE READING
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