Endothelial Dysfunction in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients With and Without Failed Renal Transplants

Gorgulu N., YELKEN B., CALISKAN Y., ELITOK A. , CIMEN O. , Yazici H. , ...Daha Fazla

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.41, ss.3647-3650, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a common, early abnormality that predisposes patients to develop atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events; inflammation is associated with atherosclerosis and malnutrition. Patients with failed transplants are usually complicated by inflammation; however, ED in this group of patients has not been well defined. In this cross-sectional study, we sought to investigate ED among naive peritoneal dialysis (nPD) patients who were never transplanted as well as patients with failed renal transplants who were re-starting peritoneal dialysis (fTxPD).