FGF-23 associated with the progression of coronary artery calcification in hemodialysis patients


Ozkok A., Kekik C., Karahan G. E. , Sakaci T., Ozel A., Unsal A., ...Daha Fazla

BMC NEPHROLOGY, cilt.14, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Disordered mineral metabolism is implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is the main regulator of phosphate metabolism. In this prospective study, we aimed to investigate the association of serum FGF-23 with progression of coronary artery calcification in HD patients.