Associations of interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A with mortality in haemodialysis patients.

@article{Wetmore2008AssociationsOI,
  title={Associations of interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A with mortality in haemodialysis patients.},
  author={James B. Wetmore and David H. Lovett and Adriana M Hung and Galen Cook-Wiens and Jonathan D. Mahnken and Saunak Sen and Kirsten L Johansen},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={593-600}
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) manifest a chronic inflammatory state. Serum albumin, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and serum amyloid A (SAA) have been associated with mortality in ESRD, although reports vary as to whether they are true independent markers of mortality. We undertook a prospective study to determine whether these markers could predict mortality in ESRD. METHODS A cohort of individuals on haemodialysis was followed prospectively for a… CONTINUE READING