Peri-aortic fat tissue thickness in peritoneal dialysis patients.


BACKGROUND Thoracic peri-aortic fat tissue (PFT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) are metabolically active visceral fat deposits surrounding the thoracic aorta and the heart, respectively. Various studies have demonstrated a positive predictive value of both PFT and EAT for coronary artery disease in the general population. In the present study, we aimed… (More)
DOI: 10.3747/pdi.2011.00165


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@article{Turkmen2013PeriaorticFT, title={Peri-aortic fat tissue thickness in peritoneal dialysis patients.}, author={Kultigin Turkmen and Orhan Ozbek and Mehmet Kayrak and Cigdem Samur and Ibrahim Guler and Halil Zeki Tonbul}, journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis}, year={2013}, volume={33 3}, pages={316-24} }