Local shear stress and brachial artery functions in end-stage renal disease.

@article{Verbeke2007LocalSS,
  title={Local shear stress and brachial artery functions in end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Francis H M Verbeke and Mohsen Agharazii and Pierre Boutouyrie and Bruno Pannier and Alain P. Guerin and G{\'e}rard Michel London},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={621-8}
}
Physiologic laminar shear stress (SS) is crucial for normal vascular structure and function. As a result of anemia-related lower whole-blood viscosity (WBV), SS could be reduced in patients with ESRD and might be associated with arterial functional alterations. In 44 patients with ESRD and 25 control subjects, brachial artery (BA) compliance and BA diameter… CONTINUE READING