The association of endothelial progenitor cell markers with arteriovenous fistula maturation in hemodialysis patients


EROĞLU E. , KOÇYİĞİT I. , SARAYMEN B. , TUNÇAY A. , Mavili E., ÜNAL A. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.48, no.6, pp.891-899, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-016-1282-3
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.891-899

Abstract

Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure is one of the most important clinical problems in end-stage renal disease. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have a role on vascular angiogenesis and endothelialization. We aimed to investigate the association markers of EPCs on AVF maturation by measuring the surface expressions of CD34, CD309 and CD133 on the monocytes.