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Tissue advanced glycation end product deposition after kidney transplantation.
BACKGROUND: Tissue advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are a measure of cumulative metabolic stress. Measurement of tissue AGEs by skin autofluorescence (SAF) correlates ...
Creation of an arteriovenous fistula is associated with significant acute local and systemic changes in microvascular function.
BACKGROUND: Native arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the vascular access of choice for haemodialysis. The consequences of AVF formation on microvascular function, locally or systemically, are unknown. METHODS: We recruited ...
Determinants of arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease stage 3.
BACKGROUND: Early chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk but underlying mechanisms remain uncertain. Arterial stiffness (AS) is associated with increased CV risk in advanced CKD, ...