HOW IMPORTANT IS EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PRIMARY SJOGREN'S SYNDROME PATIENTS?


KURT T. , Gokmen F. , Adam G. , ÖZCAN S. , Ozbudak E., Akbal A. , ...Daha Fazla

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.31, ss.741-749, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.741-749

Özet

Introduction: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is observed with increasing frequency in patients with systemic vasculitis. The use of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) may help to identify high-risk primary Sjogren's syndrome (PSS) patients. The objective of this study is to determine abnormal ABPI and CIMT values in the patient group with PSS and compare them clinically and serologically with a control group.