Lateral lumbar X-ray assessment of abdominal aortic calcification in Australian haemodialysis patients

Nigel Toussaint, Eugenie Pedagogos, Kenneth Kwok-Pan Lau, Stefan Heinze, Gavin Becker, Jennifer Beavis, Kevan Polkinghorne, Matthew Damasiewicz, Peter Kerr

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Abstract

Vascular calcification is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease. Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) can be detected by X-ray, although AAC is less well documented in anatomical distribution and severity compared with coronary calcification. Using simple radiological imaging we aimed to assess AAC and determine associations in prevalent Australian haemodialysis (HD) patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389 - 395
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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