Inflammatory marker mania in chronic kidney disease: pentraxins at the crossroad of universal soldiers of inflammation.


E ven though the high prevalence of chronic inflammation and its link to poor outcome in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are not news any more (1,2), many clinicians and investigators remain interested in research about inflammatory markers in kidney disease. There are several reasons: (a) Recent studies, both epidemiologic and basic science, have suggested… (More)

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