The relationship between calcium kidney stones, arterial stiffness and bone density: unraveling the stone-bone-vessel liaison

Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Giovanni Gambaro, Antonia Fabris, Gabriele Comellato, Chiara Caletti, Francesco Fantin, Gianluigi Zaza, Mauro Zamboni, Antonio Lupo

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Abstract

Kidney stone disease is associated with a higher incidence of cardio-vascular (CV) events for still unclear reasons. Reduced bone density is also a frequent finding in calcium kidney stones. The association of reduced bone density with increased vascular stiffness and calcification has been discovered in a number of conditions. We investigated the hypothesis that patients with calcium kidney stones have increased arterial stiffness, which would be associated with reduced bone density and higher CV risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalJN. JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • nephrolithiasis

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