The association of endothelial progenitor cell markers with arteriovenous fistula maturation in hemodialysis patients

@article{Eroglu2016TheAO,
  title={The association of endothelial progenitor cell markers with arteriovenous fistula maturation in hemodialysis patients},
  author={Eray Eroglu and Ismail Kocyigit and Berkay Saraymen and Aydin Tuncay and Ertuğrul Mavili and Aydin Unal and Huseyin Avcilar and Mustafa Yavuz Koker and Oktay Oymak},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={891-899}
}
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure is one of the most important clinical problems in end-stage renal disease. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have a role on vascular angiogenesis and endothelialization. We aimed to investigate the association markers of EPCs on AVF maturation by measuring the surface expressions of CD34, CD309 and CD133 on the monocytes. This prospective observational study was conducted in 54 voluntary patients with end-stage renal disease who were admitted for their… CONTINUE READING