Associations between serum hepcidin level, FGF-21 level and oxidative stress with arterial stiffness in CAPD patients


Ulu S. M. , Yuksel S., ALTUNTAŞ A. , Kacar E., Ahsen A., Altug A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.46, no.12, pp.2409-2414, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-014-0753-7
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2409-2414

Abstract

Patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and hemodialysis have accelerated atherosclerosis associated with an increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Atherosclerosis is associated with increased arterial stiffness (AS), endothelial dysfunction and elevated oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation. We aimed to investigate the relationship between oxidative stress status, arterial stiffness, hepcidin and fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) levels in CAPD patients.