Carotid artery lesions and atherosclerotic risk factors in Japanese hemodialysis patients.

@article{Maeda2003CarotidAL,
  title={Carotid artery lesions and atherosclerotic risk factors in Japanese hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Naoyasu Maeda and Yasunori Sawayama and Masafumi Tatsukawa and Kyoko Okada and Norihiro Furusyo and Masaru Shigematsu and Seizaburo Kashiwagi and Jun Hayashi},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={183-92}
}
To determine the prevalence and severity of carotid artery lesions and which risk factors might be responsible for atherosclerosis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, we tested for carotid atherosclerosis (CA) by ultrasonography and compared the CA prevalence with well-known or suspected atherosclerotic risk factors in 226 hemodialysis (HD) patients and 2410 healthy residents of Japan. The CA prevalence was higher in the HD patients than in the healthy residents. Univariate analysis… CONTINUE READING

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