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High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Predicts Mortality and Technique Failure in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

  • Shou-Hsuan Liu,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Yi-Jung Li,

    Affiliations: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Hsin-Hsu Wu,

    Affiliations: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Cheng-Chia Lee,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Chan-Yu Lin,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Cheng-Hao Weng,

    Affiliations: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Yung-Chang Chen,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Ming-Yang Chang,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Hsiang-Hao Hsu,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Ji-Tseng Fang,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Cheng-Chieh Hung,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Chih-Wei Yang,

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Ya-Chung Tian mail

    dryctian@adm.cgmh.org.tw

    Affiliation: Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

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  • Published: March 25, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093063

About the Authors

Shou-Hsuan Liu, Yi-Jung Li, Hsin-Hsu Wu, Cheng-Chia Lee, Chan-Yu Lin, Cheng-Hao Weng, Yung-Chang Chen, Ming-Yang Chang, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Ji-Tseng Fang, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Chih-Wei Yang, Ya-Chung Tian
Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Lin-Kou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Department of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
Yi-Jung Li, Hsin-Hsu Wu, Cheng-Hao Weng
Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: dryctian@adm.cgmh.org.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SHL YCT. Performed the experiments: SHL YCT. Analyzed the data: SHL YCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YJL HHW CCL CYL CHW YCC MYC HHH JTF CCH CWY. Wrote the paper: SHL YCT.