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Title: Vitamin D, inflammation and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
Author: Chitalia, Nihil A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5348 3384
Awarding Body: St George's, University of London
Current Institution: St George's, University of London
Date of Award: 2014
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Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the commonest cause of mortality in CKD. CV mortality is not entirely explained by traditional CV risk factors and therefore systemic inflammation and vitamin D deficiency are thought to play a major role in CKD. Vitamin D [25 (hydroxy vitamin D; 25(OH)D] modulates adaptive immune responses and 25(OH)D deficiency is associated with CV mortality. Vascular endothelial dysfunction is a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic CV disease and related to systemic inflammation in CKD. However, the role of vitamin D on inflammation and endothelial function in CKD is largely unknown, which I aimed to investigate.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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