Carotid artery intima-media thickness correlates with oxidative stress in chronic haemodialysis patients with accelerated atherosclerosis


DURSUN B., Dursun E., SÜLEYMANLAR G., ÖZBEN SADIÇ B. , Capraz I., APAYDIN A., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.23, no.5, pp.1697-1703, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfm906
  • Title of Journal : NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1697-1703

Abstract

Background. Accelerated atherosclerosis is the major cause of mortality in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD). Increased oxidative stress might be the major factor leading to high cardiovascular mortality rate in HD patients. The aim of our study was to clarify effects of uraemia and dialysis on oxidative stress parameters and explore the relation between oxidative stress markers and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) as an indicator of atherosclerosis.