Plasma osteoprotegerin is an independent risk factor for mortality and an early biomarker of coronary vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease.

@article{Mesquita2009PlasmaOI,
  title={Plasma osteoprotegerin is an independent risk factor for mortality and an early biomarker of coronary vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Maria do Carmo Filomena Mesquita and Anne Claire Demulder and Nasroolla Damry and Christian M{\'e}lot and Eric Wittersheim and Dominique Willems and Max Dratwa and Pierre Bergmann},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={339-46}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and early biomarkers are required which can predict disease and death in such patients. The aim of our study was to investigate if osteoprotegerin (OPG) could be a predictor of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and mortality in CKD. METHODS A total of 77 outpatients (32 with pre-dialysis CKD and 45 undergoing hemodialysis) were followed-up during 2 years. Measurements of CAC were… CONTINUE READING

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