The relationship between adiponectin levels and proinflammatory cytokines and left ventricular mass in dialysis patients


Ebinc F. A. , Ebinc H., DERİCİ Ü. , Aral A., AYBAY C. , Tacoy G., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.22, no.2, pp.216-223, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-223

Abstract

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).