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calcification

[‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Any process of soil formation in which the soil colloids are saturated to a high degree with exchangeable calcium, thus rendering them relatively immobile and nearly neutral in reaction.
(physiology)
The deposit of calcareous matter within the tissues of the body.
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Assessment of coronary artery calcification in hemodialysis patients using multi-detector spiral CT scan.
To investigate its utility in these patients, Domenico Russo, MD, of the University of Naples Federico II, in Naples, Italy, and colleagues assessed the accuracy of pulse pressure for predicting coronary artery calcification in 388 CKD patients not on dialysis.
An extra hour's sleep at night can help protect against the development of coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, a study has found.
Yet roughly one-third of them proved to have coronary artery calcification on chest CT, including 4% who had advanced calcification, the researchers reported.
Coronary artery calcification in older adults to age 99: prevalence and risk factors.
Social isolation, defined in this study as being single or widowed, was independently associated with coronary artery calcification risk (adjusted odds ratio 1.
men had three times the incidence of coronary artery calcification as the Japanese men.
In particular, even slightly elevated blood pressure at ages 18-30 years, if it persists or rises over time, is strongly associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) 25 years later, said Norrina B.
Higher phosphate levels did increase the risk for coronary artery calcification in men.
Epidemiologic studies have suggested that exposure to traffic is associated with acute myocardial infarction and that proximity to roadways is more strongly associated with coronary artery calcification than are indices of exposure to particulate matter (PM).
The benefits included low triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, high HDL (good cholesterol) levels and protection against heart disease as evidenced by decreased levels of coronary artery calcification.

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