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The ties that link CKD and VTEFeb 15, 2013 11:30 EST
Until recently, scientific discourse stipulated that chronic kidney disease caused dysfunctional platelets that did not favor the creation of thrombosis. But this has changed, as we now understand that CKD is in fact an inflammatory disease that promotes thrombosis and puts patients at greater risk for venous thromboembolism.
Mahmoodi BK, Gansevoort RT, Naess IA, et al. Association of mild to moderate chronic kidney disease with venous thromboembolism. Circulation 2012;126:1964-1971. Abstract.