The relationship between FGF-23 and ghrelin levels in CKD patients: preliminary data.


Ozturk S. , Ozkan O., Efe M., Yazici H. , Gursu M., Kaya A. H. , ...More

Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology, vol.68, no.2, pp.227-32, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-32

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 is a recently discovered phosphaturic hormone that increases in chronic kidney disease (CKD). It has been accepted as a determinant of mortality and a therapeutic target in these patients. Ghrelin is a hormone that has roles in energy and nutrient metabolism. Ghrelin level was found to be increased in CKD patients. This is a controlled study in which the relationship between FGF-23 and ghrelin levels in CKD patients has been studied.