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Circulating bacterial fragments: nontraditional cardiovascular risk factor



The study “Circulating Bacterial Fragments as Cardiovascular Risk Factors in CKD” finds intestinal microbial imbalance to be increasingly recognized in chronic kidney disease. The condition is contributing to the increase in translocation of bacterial fragments to the systemic circulation, which leads to multiple biologic effects and represents an important nontraditional cardiovascular risk factor in chronic kidney disease patients (J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jun;29(6):1601-1608. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018010068. Epub 2018 Apr 17).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator, Prof Cheuk-Chun Szeto of our Department of Medicine and Therapeutics. Prof Szeto is an expert in peritoneal dialysis related infections and has published international guidelines on their treatment and prevention.
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