Using vertebral bone densitometry to determine aortic calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is a major contributor to increased cardiovascular (CV) disease in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and an independent predictor of mortality. VC is inversely correlated with bone mineral density (BMD). Screening for VC may be useful to determine those at greater CV risk and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) may have a dual role in providing VC measurement as well as BMD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575 - 583
Number of pages9
JournalNephrology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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