Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Levels Are Associated With Uric Acid But Not Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Renal Transplant Recipients

Asicioglu E. , Kahveci A. , Arikan H. , Koc M. , Tuglular S. , Ozener C.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.46, sa.1, ss.180-183, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) is associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality in CKD patients and healthy subjects. However, data in renal transplant recipients (RTR) are scarce. We aimed to determine factors associated with FGF-23 and to explore its relationship to atherosclerosis.