Sagittal Abdominal Diameter Is an Independent Predictor of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Incident Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

@inproceedings{Lee2013SagittalAD,
  title={Sagittal Abdominal Diameter Is an Independent Predictor of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Incident Peritoneal Dialysis Patients},
  author={Mi Jung Lee and Dong Ho Shin and Seung Jun Kim and Dong Eun Yoo and Kwang Il Ko and Hyang Mo Koo and Chan Kim and Fa Mee Doh and Hyung Jung Oh and Jung Tak Park and Seung Hyeok Han and Tae Hyun Yoo and Kyu Hun Choi and Shin-Wook Kang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS Visceral fat has a crucial role in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease, the major cause of death in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Although sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD), as an index of visceral fat, significantly correlated with mortality in the general population, the impact of SAD on clinical outcomes has never been explored in ESRD patients. Therefore, we sought to elucidate the prognostic value of SAD in incident peritoneal dialysis (PD… CONTINUE READING