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, ss.180-3, 2014 (SCI Expanded 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.