Insulin resistance and left ventricular mass in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients.

@article{Karakan2012InsulinRA,
  title={Insulin resistance and left ventricular mass in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Sebnem Karakan and Siren Sezer and F Nurhan Ozdemir Acar},
  journal={Current therapeutic research, clinical and experimental},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={165-73}
}
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) is frequently recognized in patients with uremia, and it is thought that IR has a basic role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of IR on cardiovascular risk in non-diabetic patients receiving hemodialysis (HD). METHODS We performed a cross-sectional observational study that comprised 186 non-diabetic patients receiving HD (95 men; mean [SD] age, 46.4 [10.8] years; age range, 35-60 years) who had been receiving… CONTINUE READING