Associations of Triiodothyronine Levels with Carotid Atherosclerosis and Arterial Stiffness in Hemodialysis Patients


TATAR E., KIRCELLI F., AŞCI G. , Carrero J. J. , GUNGOR O., DEMIRCI M. S. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, cilt.6, ss.2240-2246, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2215/cjn.02540311
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2240-2246

Özet

Background and objectives End-stage renal disease is linked to alterations in thyroid hormone levels and/or metabolism, resulting in a high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism and low triiodothyronine (T3) levels. These alterations are involved in endothelial damage, cardiac abnormalities, and inflammation, but the exact mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship between serum free-T3 (fT3) and carotid artery atherosclerosis, arterial stiffness, and vascular calcification in prevalent patients on conventional hemodialysis.