JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.22, no.2, pp.216-223, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Adiponectin, Dialysis patients, Echocardiography, Inflammatory cytokine, FACTOR-KAPPA-B, HEMODIALYSIS-PATIENTS, PLASMA ADIPONECTIN, HYPERTROPHY, ASSOCIATION, LEPTIN, PROTEIN-1, ISOFORMS, FAILURE, RISK
Gazi University Affiliated:
Introduction: Adiponectin is increased in end-stage renal disease. However, efforts to clarify the cause of that increase and its clinical effects have been inconclusive. The aim of this study was to compare serum adiponectin levels of dialysis patients against healthy individuals and evaluate the relationship among adiponectin levels, IL-6, TNF-alpha and left ventricular mass index (LVMI).