Role of homocysteine in end-stage renal disease.

  title={Role of homocysteine in end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Chia-Chao Wu and Cai-Mei Zheng and Yuh-Feng Lin and Lan Lo and Min-Tser Liao and Kuo-Cheng Lu},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  volume={45 16-17},
Patients on dialysis have a substantially higher mortality rate compared with the general population. Dialysis is usually associated with an increased plasma level of homocysteine (Hcy). Hcy is viewed as a nontraditional marker of the prognosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population and in patients with chronic kidney disease. The effects of Hcy-lowering therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remain controversial. We searched multiple databases including… CONTINUE READING
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