Low serum fetuin-A concentration predicts poor outcome only in the presence of inflammation in prevalent haemodialysis patients.

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BACKGROUND Fetuin-A, a negative acute phase protein that inhibits vascular calcification, has a controversial association with mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Chronic inflammation, which is common in CKD, may promote vascular calcification. MATERIALS AND METHODS We investigated the impact of inflammation on the relationship between… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2008.02032.x

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