Blood Purif 2002;20:494–497

Advanced Oxidation Protein Products, Parathyroid Hormone and Vascular Calcification in Uremia

Drüeke T.B. · Massy Z.A.
Inserm U507 et Service de Néphrologie, Hôpital Necker, Paris, France
email Corresponding Author

 goto top of outline Key Words

  • Vascular calcification
  • Uremia
  • Oxidative stress
  • Advanced oxidation protein products
  • Parathyroid hormone

 goto top of outline Abstract

Vascular calcification is a frequent complication of uremic patients. In addition to classical risk factors such as age, male gender, smoking, inflammation, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes, which also exist in the general population, patients with chronic renal failure have other risk factors such as oxidative stress, inflammation, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and overtreatment with calcium and vitamin D. These latter risk factors may even have a better predictive value than classical risk factors for coronary heart disease in uremic patients.

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 goto top of outline Author Contacts

Tilman B. Drüeke, MD
Inserm U507 et Service de Néphrologie
Hôpital Necker, 161, rue de Sèvres
F–75743 Paris Cedex 15 (France)
Tel. +33 1 44 49 52 33, Fax +33 1 45 66 51 33, E-Mail

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Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 30

 goto top of outline Publication Details

Blood Purification (Official Journal of the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP))
Founded 1983; edited by K. Schaefer (1983–1988)
Official Journal of the International Society of Blood Purification

Vol. 20, No. 5, Year 2002 (Cover Date: 2002)

Journal Editor: L.W. Henderson, McGaw Park, Ill.
ISSN: 0253–5068 (print), 1421–9735 (Online)

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