Vascular calcification: Hardening of the evidence

Kidney Int. 2006 Nov;70(9):1535-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.ki.5001892.

Abstract

In the past several years, basic-science studies have shown that vascular calcification is an active, cell-mediated process. It is increased in the uremic milieu and with hyperphosphatemia and therefore should be preventable. Additional advances in imaging techniques have facilitated the diagnosis of arterial calcification, a critical initial step in the translation of this knowledge to patient care.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / etiology*
  • Calcinosis / pathology*
  • Calcinosis / prevention & control
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Kidney / blood supply
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney / physiopathology
  • Kidney Diseases / blood
  • Kidney Diseases / pathology*
  • Kidney Diseases / therapy
  • Phosphates / blood
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects
  • Uremia / blood
  • Uremia / pathology
  • Vascular Diseases / etiology*
  • Vascular Diseases / pathology*
  • Vascular Diseases / prevention & control

Substances

  • Phosphates