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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1010-1021
Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 levels do not correlate with carotid intima-media thickness in patients with chronic kidney disease


1 Department of Nephrology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey

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Bulent Kaya
Department of Nephrology, Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Sarıçam, Adana
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.270255

PMID: 31696838

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High levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF 23) are associated with mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a useful marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum FGF23 levels and CIMT of CKD patients. In this cross-sectional study, CIMT was measured in 162 patients with CKD Stage of 2–5 (age range 18–79 years, 61.7% males). Serum FGF23 levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. CIMT was measured by ultrasonography. Serum FGF-23 levels were significantly higher (P = 0.046) in advanced CKD patients. CIMT was thicker in patients with advanced CKD patients (P = 0.01). CIMT was correlated with age (r = 0.486, P <0.001), smoking (r = 0.411, P <0.001), and 25-OH Vitamin D (r = −0.195, P= 0.045). There was no correlation between serum FGF23 and CIMT. Multivariate analysis showed that age (β = 0.373, P <0.001), smoking (β = 0.228, P = 0.004), and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (β = −0.164, P = 0.042) were associated with CIMT. There was no relationship between FGF23 and CIMT. The CIMT was found to be related to increased age, smoking, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in CKD patients.


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