Carotid intima-media thickness in maintenance hemodialysis patients: role of cardiovascular risk factor.


INTRODUCTION Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been introduced as a cardiovascular disease predictor which may increase in hamodialysis patients. As there are many risk factors in the uremic state that theoretically lead to increase in CIMT, this study was aimed to determine risk factors of CIMT increase in a group of hemodialysis patients… (More)


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