Hyperleptinemia Is a Risk Factor for the Development of Central Arterial Stiffness in Kidney Transplant Patients.

@article{Tsai2015HyperleptinemiaIA,
  title={Hyperleptinemia Is a Risk Factor for the Development of Central Arterial Stiffness in Kidney Transplant Patients.},
  author={Jen-Pi Tsai and Myung Chul Lee and Yen-Cheng Chen and Ghi Ho and M-H Shih and B-G Hsu},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          1825-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness could cause adverse outcomes in kidney transplant (KT) patients. Leptin has a role in influencing vascular smooth muscle that may contribute to atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fasting serum leptin concentration and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) in KT patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fasting blood samples were obtained from 55 KT patients and 65 subjects from the outpatient department were enrolled as… CONTINUE READING

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