Atherosclerosis and risk factors in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients

  title={Atherosclerosis and risk factors in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients},
  author={Radovan Hojs and Tanja Hojs-Fabjan and Breda Pe{\vc}ovnik Balon},
Background. Atherosclerosis is accelerated in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Little is known, however, about the impact of the major risk factors (smoking, hypertension, lipid abnormalities), calcium metabolism, or intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) on asymptomatic atherosclerosis in these patients. Methods and Materials. In this study involving 102 non-diabetic HD patients, B-mode ultrasonography was used to compare intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque occurrence in the carotid arteries of… CONTINUE READING