TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.44, no.6, pp.1060-1066, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Alzheimer disease, dementia, cognitive decline, mean platelet volume, platelet activation, vascular risk factors, AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN, VASCULAR RISK, ACTIVATION, MARKER, ASSOCIATION, PROGRESSION, DIAGNOSIS, AD
Background/aim: Vascular risk factors play an important role in the progression of Alzheimer disease (AD). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a determinant of platelet functionality and increased MPV is associated with an increased risk of vascular inflammation. Here we aimed to examine whether MPV could be used as a marker of vascular damage in AD and to discuss the relation between MPV and other vascular risk factors.