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Hemostasis is traditionally defined as a physiological response to blood vessel injury and bleeding, which entails a co-ordinated process involving the blood vessel, platelets, and blood clotting proteins (i.e. coagulation factors). Hemostasis can be divided into primary and secondary components....
Background. The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation is the most commonly used formula for estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Recently, the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) developed a new equation to provide a more accurate estimate...
Background. Urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) was reported as a marker of renal injury in chronic kidney disease patients. However, the main source of urinary AGT is unknown in proteinuric patients because the disrupted filtration barrier might cause AGT filtration. We investigated the origin and the...
Statins represent a major advance in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, a significant risk factor for atherosclerosis. There is, however, notable interindividual variation in the cholesterolemic response to statins, and the origin of this variability is poorly understood; pharmacogenetics has...