Circulating Bacterial-Derived DNA Fragment Level Is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients


BACKGROUND Circulating bacterial DNA fragment is related to systemic inflammatory state in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We hypothesize that plasma bacterial DNA level predicts cardiovascular events in new PD patients. METHODS We measured plasma bacterial DNA level in 191 new PD patients, who were then followed for at least a year for the development… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125162


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