Peri-aortic fat tissue and malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis/calcification syndrome in end-stage renal disease patients


Turkmen K., Tonbul Z., Erdur M., Guney I., Kayikcioglu H., Altintepe L., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.45, no.3, pp.857-867, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-012-0286-x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.857-867

Abstract

Thoracic peri-aortic fat tissue (PFT) is considered as a metabolically active organ in atherosclerosis. Malnutrition, inflammation and atherosclerosis/calcification (MIAC) are the most commonly encountered risk factors of cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Calcification of the aorta was found to be an important cardiovascular risk marker predicting future events, morbidity and mortality in this population. We aimed to investigate the relationship between PFT, MIAC syndrome and thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) in ESRD patients.