Association of serum calcitonin with coronary artery disease in individuals with and without chronic kidney disease

Kanbay M., Wolf M., Selcoki Y., Solak Y., IKIZEK M., Uysal S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.44, no.4, pp.1169-1175, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent data implicate disordered bone and mineral metabolism, including changes in serum levels of calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D, fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), and fetuin A, as novel risk factors for arterial calcification. The potential role of calcitonin, another hormonal regulator of mineral and bone metabolism, has not been studied in detail.