Hepcidin as well as TNF-α are significant predictors of arterial stiffness in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

@article{Kuragano2011HepcidinAW,
  title={Hepcidin as well as TNF-α are significant predictors of arterial stiffness in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Takahiro Kuragano and Katsukiyo Itoh and Yasushi Shimonaka and Aritoshi Kida and Minoru Furuta and Rie Kitamura and Mana Yahiro and Masayohi Nanami and Yoshinaga Otaki and Yukiko Hasuike and Hiroshi Nonoguchi and Takeshi Nakanishi},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={2663-7}
}
BACKGROUND Dysregulated iron metabolism has been suspected to be linked to anemia of chronic disease and to cardiovascular disease (CVD). For the purpose of clarifying the factors affecting arterial stiffness, we evaluated the relationship between iron metabolism, brachial-ankle (ba)-pulse wave velocity (PWV) and several risk factors for CVD in maintenance… CONTINUE READING