The relationship between the inflammatory markers and arterial distensibility in patients with sarcoidosis


Balci H. , Demirkok S. S. , Yildiz M., Metin G. , Hacibekiroglu M., Simsek G.

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.27, ss.44-50, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.44-50

Özet

Objectives: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology and is characterized by noncaseating granulomas in organs. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that chronic inflammation may impair arterial function and lead to an increase in arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) in patients with sarcoidosis.