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2020 Nov 30

Diabetes Res Clin Pract

Arterial Endothelial Function, Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Abdominal Aortic Calcification in Diabetic and Nondiabetic CKD stage 4-5 Patients not on Dialysis.


Hellman T, Lankinen R, Järvisalo MJ, Hakamäki M, Koivuviita NS, Raitakari OT, Metsärinne K
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2020 Nov 30:108559.
PMID: 33271231.


We aimed to study the effect of diabetes (DM) on endothelial dysfunction assessed by flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and abdominal aortic calcification score (AAC) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4-5 patients not on dialysis.