Vasopressin-related copeptin is a novel predictor of early endothelial dysfunction in patients with adult polycystic kidney disease

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KOÇYİĞİT I. , YILMAZ M. I. , Gungor O., EROĞLU E. , ÜNAL A. , Orscelik O., ...More

BMC NEPHROLOGY, vol.17, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12882-016-0406-4
  • Title of Journal : BMC NEPHROLOGY


Background: In this study, we examined the relative usefulness of serum copeptin levels as a surrogate marker of vasopressin (AVP) in adult polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by correlating it with baseline and longitudinal changes in markers of both renal function and common CVD manifestations (hypertensive vascular disease, atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction) that accompany the progression of this disease.