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Sex steroids levels in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients: associations with disease severity and prediction of mortality

Mathis Grossmann, Rudolf Hoermann, Mark Ng Tang Fui, Jeffrey D Zajac, Franscesco L Ierino, Matthew A Roberts



OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to characterize and evaluate prognostic implications of circulating sex steroids in patients at different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. PATIENTS: We prospectively recruited patients with CKD III-IV, undergoing chronic dialysis and kidney transplant recipients (KTR) from a single centre in 2003-2004. MEASUREMENTS: Two stored samples taken 3 months apart were analysed for sex hormones using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry, and the mean of the two was used for analysis. We also measured novel biomarkers troponin T and NT-proBNP. Patients were followed until death, transplant or 30 June 2013, an..

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