Hyperhomocysteinemia in End Stage Renal Disease: Is Treatment Necessaryn

Hyperhomocysteinemia in End Stage Renal Disease: Is Treatment Necessaryn

Identification: nnj_ma02A2
Issue: March-April 2002
Volume: Vol. 29, No. 2

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Goal: To discuss the pathophysiology, current research, and treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with kidney disease.

Objectives:

  1. Explain homocystein metabolism and list causes of hyperhomocysteinemia.
  2. Describe the relationship between hyperhomocysteinemia and arterios clerosis.
  3. Discuss hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with kidney disease.
  4. Identify therapeutic strategies to reduce hyperhomocysteinemia.


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