Relationship between carotid artery intima-media thickness and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in peritoneal dialysis patients


KOÇAK H., GÜMÜŞLÜ S., ŞAHİN E., ÇEKEN K., ERMİŞ C., Gocmen A. Y., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.41, no.2, pp.409-416, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-008-9504-y
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-416
  • Keywords: Carotid-intima media thickness, End-stage renal disease, Flow-mediated dilation, Peritoneal dialysis, ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT VASODILATATION, RISK-FACTORS, CORONARY, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, DYSFUNCTION, DISEASE, ADULTS, WALL
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation percentage (FMD%) are two commonly used parameters for detecting subclinical atherosclerosis. However, studies investigating the relationship between CIMT and brachial artery FMD% in different populations have produced conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between CIMT and brachial artery FMD% in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD)