Vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients

Vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients

Author Ammirati, Adriano Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moyses, Rosa Maria Affonso Google Scholar
Canziani, Maria Eugênia Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Vascular calcification ( VC) is being recognized as a common complication at all stages of chronic kidney disease, particularly in patients on dialysis. Traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors both appear to be involved in the development of VC in this population. Although few studies focusing exclusively on peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are available, some data support the view that VC constitutes an independent prognostic marker of morbidity and mortality in the PD population. In this review, we discuss the potential pathophysiologic pathways of VC in PD patients, and we examine the relevant clinical data.
Keywords vascular calcification
coronary artery calcification
Language English
Date 2008-03-01
Published in Peritoneal Dialysis International. Toronto: Multimed Inc, v. 28, p. S20-S25, 2008.
ISSN 0896-8608 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Multimed Inc
Extent S20-S25
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000257889700004

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