Radial artery calcification in end-stage renal disease patients is associated with deposition of osteopontin and diminished expression of alpha-smooth muscle actin.

@article{Wang2008RadialAC,
  title={Radial artery calcification in end-stage renal disease patients is associated with deposition of osteopontin and diminished expression of alpha-smooth muscle actin.},
  author={Ningning Wang and Junwei Yang and Xiangbao Yu and Jianming Hu and Chang-ying Xing and Xiaobing Ju and Xia Shen and Jun Qian and Xiufen Zhao and Xiao-yun Wang},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={367-75}
}
AIM Vascular access is the lifeline of haemodialysis patients and radial-cephalic fistula is the preferred type of access. We investigated vascular calcification in uraemia radial arteries and compared it with clinical parameters. METHODS Artery specimens from 30 end-stage renal disease patients were collected, examined calcification by von Kossa and… CONTINUE READING