The relationship between aortic knob width and various demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters in stable hemodialysis patients.

The relationship between aortic knob width and various demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters in stable hemodialysis patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Nov-Dec;25(6):1178-85 Authors: Afsar B, Saglam M, Yuceturk C, Agca E Abstract Accelerated atherosclerosis is very common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and is related to morbidity and mortality. The aortic knob width (AKW), which can easily be calculated on chest radiographs has also been found to be related to atherosclerosis in patients with normal renal function. The importance of AKW in HD patients is not known. The current study is aimed to investigate factors associated with increased AKW in HD patients. The study participants had their medical history taken and a physical examination conducted, with calculation of dialysis adequacy and AKW. AKW was calculated from the chest x-rays at the end of the dialysis session, when the patients were in their dry weight. A total of 91 HD patients and 65 patients with normal renal function (as a control group) were included. The mean of the AKW was 35.0 ± 5.8 mm in HD patients and 26.6 ± 4.3 mm in the control group (P
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This study provides a possible reason why genes carrying health risks have persisted in human populations. The second found evidence for multiple variants in genes related to ageing that exhibited antagonistic pleiotropic effects. They found higher risk allele frequencies with large effect sizes for late-onset diseases (relative to early-onset diseases) and an excess of variants with antagonistic effects expressed through early and late life diseases. There also exists other recent tangible evidence of antagonistic pleiotropy in specific human genes. The SPATA31 gene has been found under strong positive genomic sele...
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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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