Impact of angiotensin II receptor blocker on plasma levels of adiponectin and advanced oxidation protein products in peritoneal dialysis patients.

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress and adipocytokines are reported to contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Though the inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system is known to have beneficial effects on atherosclerosis, the exact mechanisms for this remain to be clarified. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of angiotensin II receptor… (More)

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