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The association between coronary artery calcification progression and loss of bone density in non-dialyzed CKD patients.
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PMID:  22854162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Coronary artery calcification (CAC) and low bone density are coexisting deleterious conditions commonly shared by chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether the progression of CAC was associated with overtime reduction in bone density in non-dialyzed CKD patients. Methods: This is a prospective study of 24 months including 72 non-dialyzed CKD patients Stages 2 - 4 (age 57.6 ± 10.3 years, 62% male, 22% diabetics). CAC and vertebral bone density (VBD) were measured by computed tomography. Results: At baseline, 46% of the patients had CAC (calcified group) and calcification was not identified in 54% of the patients (non-calcified group). The calcified group was older, predominantly male, and had lower VBD in comparison to non-calcified group. CAC progression was observed only in the calcified group (91% of the patients increased calcium score). The multiple regression analysis revealed loss of VBD as the independent determinant of CAC progression in these patients. Conclusions: CAC progression was associated with loss of VBD in non-dialyzed CKD patients.
Renato Watanabe; Marcelo M Lemos; Aluizio B Carvalho; Carlos E Rochitte; Raul D Santos; Sérgio A Draibe; Maria Eugênia F Canziani
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-1
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Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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