Prevalence of Earlobe Creases and Their Association With History of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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Earlobe creases are surrogate markers for high risk of cardiovascular disease. There is no data concerning earlobe creases among hemodialysis patients, who have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of earlobe creases and their association with prevalent cardiovascular disease among… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1744-9987.12567

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@article{Wakasugi2017PrevalenceOE, title={Prevalence of Earlobe Creases and Their Association With History of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Cross-Sectional Study.}, author={Minako Wakasugi and Junichiro James Kazama and Kazuko Kawamura and Suguru Yamamoto and Masaaki Nagai and Kentaro Omori and Saori Yokota and Hirokazu Fujikawa and Ikuo Aoike and Tsukasa Omori and Ichiei Narita}, journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy}, year={2017}, volume={21 5}, pages={478-484} }