Serum adiponectin levels and mortality after kidney transplantation.

  title={Serum adiponectin levels and mortality after kidney transplantation.},
  author={A. K. M. Rezaul Alam and Miklos Z Molnar and M{\'a}ria Eszter Czira and Anna Rudas and {\'A}kos {\'U}jsz{\'a}szi and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Rosivall and Istvan Mucsi},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={8 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adiponectin (ADPN), an adipose tissue-derived hormone, has protective properties with respect to atherogenesis, inflammation, and energy homeostasis. Its beneficial role has not been consistent in patients with CKD or those undergoing dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This study examined the association of plasma ADPN levels in 987 prevalent kidney transplant recipients (mean age ± SD, 51.0±12.8 years; estimated GFR, 52.8±21.9 ml/min per 1.73 m… CONTINUE READING
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