Coronary-artery calcification in young adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis.

@article{Goodman2000CoronaryarteryCI,
  title={Coronary-artery calcification in young adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis.},
  author={William G. Goodman and Jonathan G. Goldin and Beatriz D. Kuizon and C Yoon and Barbara Gales and Doug Sider and Ying Wang and Jain Chung and Aletha M Emerick and Lloyd E Greaser and Robert M. Elashoff and Isidro B. Salusky},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={342 20},
  pages={1478-83}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is common in older adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing regular dialysis, but little is known about the prevalence and extent of cardiovascular disease in children and young adults with end-stage renal disease. METHODS We used electron-beam computed tomography (CT) to screen for coronary-artery calcification in 39 young patients with end-stage renal disease who were undergoing dialysis (mean [+/-SD] age, 19+/-7 years; range, 7 to 30) and 60… CONTINUE READING
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