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Abdominal obesity and smoking are important determinants of C-reactive protein in renal transplant recipients.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a predictor of coronary heart disease, total mortality and chronic allograft nephropathy in renal transplant recipients. The determinants of CRP have been investigated in the general population, but not in renal transplant recipients. CRP might reflect metabolic aberrations in association with central obesity and systemic atherosclerosis. However, it may also reflect a low-grade immune-mediated response to the graft. In this study we investigated the f...

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10.1093/ndt/gfi052

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van Ree, RM More by this author
de Vries, AP More by this author
Oterdoom, LH More by this author
Gansevoort, RT More by this author
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Journal:
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
Volume:
20
Issue:
11
Pages:
2524-2531
Publication date:
2005-11-05
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EISSN:
1460-2385
ISSN:
0931-0509
URN:
uuid:b174eb3f-35a4-41c2-94ad-61167fed46c8
Source identifiers:
190974
Local pid:
pubs:190974

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