A New Marker For Endothelial Function in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Apelin


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Karadag S., Gursu M., Ozturk S. , Gurdal A. , Basinoglu F., Aydin Z., ...More

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.51, no.1, pp.5-10, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.808
  • Title of Journal : HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-10

Abstract

Aim: The most important cause of death in end-stage renal disease is cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is one of the most important steps in the pathogenesis of CVD. Apelin is a peptide recently found to have important roles in cardiovascular and endothelial physiology; and we planned in our study to examine the relationship between apelin and endothelial functions in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.