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

Ozkok A., Kekik Ç., Karahan G. E. , Sakaci T., Ozel A., Unsal A., ...More

BMC NEPHROLOGY, vol.14, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-241
  • Journal Name: BMC NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.