Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

June 14, 2011

Homocysteine-lowering and cardiovascular disease outcomes in kidney transplant recipients: primary results from the folic acid for vascular outcome reduction in transplantation trial


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The FAVORIT study is the largest randomized controlled trial ever conducted in renal transplantation. It examined whether lowering homocysteine levels using folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 would reduce cardiovascular events in a group of stable renal transplant patients. Although homocysteine levels were lowered, there was no difference in cardiovascular events, death or graft […]

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June 14, 2011

Elevated Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 is a Risk Factor for Kidney Transplant Loss and Mortality


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Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF 23) is a protein that is elevated in CKD and ESRD and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. In this single-center study, higher FGF 23 levels in a group of stable renal transplant patients were associated with a greater risk of mortality and graft failure. Whether […]

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