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      Relationship between serum total bilirubin levels and mortality in uremia patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis: A nationwide cohort study.

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          Previous studies show that serum bilirubin has potent antioxidant effect and is associated with protection from kidney damage and reduce cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to examine the association of serum total bilirubin level and mortality in uremia patients who underwent hemodialysis.

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          Journal
          Atherosclerosis
          Atherosclerosis
          Elsevier BV
          1879-1484
          0021-9150
          October 2017
          : 265
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
          [2 ] Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
          [3 ] Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec.2, Shi-Pai Rd., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, 155, Sec.2, Linong St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
          [4 ] Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: yclin0229@tmu.edu.tw.
          [5 ] Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
          [6 ] Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Rd, Zhunan, Miaoli county, Taiwan, ROC.
          [7 ] Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 252, Wu-xing St., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: maiszuwu@gmail.com.
          Article
          S0021-9150(17)31268-6
          10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.09.001
          28892712

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