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Carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients

(2016) Carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients. Indian Journal of Nephrology.

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Atherosclerotic changes in carotid arteries of hemodialysis (HD) patients reflect global atherosclerotic changes in vasculature. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) can be used for atherosclerosis prediction and assessment of cardiovascular risks in HD patients, and thus screening high-risk patients. In this cross-sectional study, CIMT was measured using ultrasonography (B-mode with 5-10-MHz multifrequency linear probe) in HD patients in our hospitals. Additionally, we assessed the relationship between their CIMT and some cardiovascular risk factors. A total of 62 HD patients (64.5 male) were included. Age, body mass index, low-density lipoprotein, fasting blood sugar, history of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, serum albumin, and duration and adequacy of HD in study patients had significant association with their CIMT. There were no significant relationships between CIMT and patients gender, smoking, serum calcium, phosphate, calcium x phosphate product, hemoglobin, and uric acid level. More diagnostic modalities must be performed for detecting the impact of atherosclerosis on HD patients with high CIMT.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 2
Keywords: albumin; calcium; cholesterol; glucose; hemoglobin; high density lipoprotein; low density lipoprotein; phosphate; triacylglycerol; uric acid, adult; albumin blood level; arterial wall thickness; Article; atherosclerosis; B scan; body mass; calcium blood level; cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk; cholesterol blood level; cross-sectional study; diabetes mellitus; diastolic blood pressure; female; glucose blood level; hemodialysis; hemodialysis patient; hemoglobin blood level; hospital patient; human; lipoprotein blood level; major clinical study; male; medical history; phosphate blood level; smoking; systolic blood pressure; triacylglycerol blood level; uric acid blood level
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System > WJ 300-378 Kidney
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور

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