Presence of abdominal aortic calcification is significantly associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

@article{Okuno2007PresenceOA,
  title={Presence of abdominal aortic calcification is significantly associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Senji Okuno and Eiji Ishimura and Kayoko Kitatani and Yoko Fujino and Kaori Kohno and Yoshifumi Maeno and Kiyoshi Maekawa and Tomoyuki Yamakawa and Yasuo Imanishi and Masaaki Inaba and Yoshiki Nishizawa},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={417-25}
}
BACKGROUND Although abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) is reported as a predictor for cardiovascular mortality in the general population, it is unknown whether this is also true in hemodialysis patients in whom vascular calcification and cardiovascular diseases are highly prevalent. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS 515 patients on maintenance hemodialysis therapy at a single center. PREDICTOR AAC evaluated in a plain roentgenograph of the lateral abdomen at baseline… CONTINUE READING

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