Influence of simvastatin on aspects of thrombogenesis in CAPD patients.

  title={Influence of simvastatin on aspects of thrombogenesis in CAPD patients.},
  author={Jolanta Malyszko and Jacek Malyszko and Tomasz Hryszko and Michal C Myśliwiec},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  volume={23 3},
BACKGROUND Patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) are prone to dyslipidemia and have a high risk of cardiovascular death. Statins show beneficial effects on serum lipids and thrombogenesis in various groups of patients, but prospective studies have so far not been performed on CAPD patients. AIM To determine the effects of 6 months' treatment with simvastatin on platelet function and some hemostatic parameters, markers of endothelial cell injury, in 14 CAPD patients with… CONTINUE READING