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ABSTRACT: Atherosclerosis is the main cause of mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients.
Malnutrition, inflammation and diminished paraoxonase activity were used to calculate the sum of risk factors for atherosclerosis development in a cohort of 141 chronic renal disease patients. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was implemented to assess risk of death.
Kaplan-Meier analysis (Log rank=12.06, P=0.0072) showed higher risk of death with increasing number of risk factors in haemodialysis patients.
Malnutrition in combination with inflammation and oxidative stress is associated with higher mortality in patients on long-term haemodialysis.
Clinical biochemistry 05/2012; 45(15):1202-5. · 2.02 Impact Factor