Prognostic Importance of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in Dialysis Patients

  title={Prognostic Importance of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in Dialysis Patients},
  author={Nilg{\"u}l Akalin and Yıldız Okuturlar and {\"O}zlem Harmankaya and Asuman Gedıkbaşi and Selçuk Sezıklı and Sibel Koçak Y{\"u}cel},
  booktitle={International journal of nephrology},
Introduction. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the correlation of FGF-23 levels with bone-mineral metabolism, anemia, and the treatment in dialysis patients. Methods. Eighty-nine patients with similar age, gender, dialysis duration, and dialysis adequacy who were receiving hemodialysis replacement therapy for at least 6 months were included in the study. Serum iron, iron binding capacity, ferritin, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Htc), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), intact parathormone (iPTH… CONTINUE READING


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