Semin Thromb Hemost 2010; 36(1): 034-040
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1248722
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Disorders of Hemostasis Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease

Diana I. Jalal1 , Michel Chonchol1 , Giovanni Targher2
  • 1Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado
  • 2Section of Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
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Publication Date:
13 April 2010 (online)


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing global health problem. CKD is typically associated with a prothrombotic tendency in the early stages of the disease, whereas in its more advanced stage, that is, end-stage renal disease, patients suffer from a prothrombotic tendency and, in many cases, a bleeding diathesis. The exact etiology behind the coexistence of these conflicting hemostatic disorders is poorly understood. This review critically appraises studies examining the abnormalities in the hemostasis pathway in patients with CKD, as well as the therapeutic options that are currently available to treat these individuals.


Michel Chonchol, M.D. 

Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Denver Health Science Center

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