Whole blood viscosity and cerebral blood flow velocities in obese hypertensive or obese normotensive adolescents

Akcaboy M., NAZLIEL B., Goktas T., KULA S., ÇELİK B., BUYAN N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.31, no.3, pp.275-281, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2017-0436
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-281
  • Keywords: adolescents, cerebral blood flow, children, hypertension, obesity, whole blood viscosity, BODY-MASS INDEX, TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER, CHILDREN, ASSOCIATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, HEMATOCRIT, ARTERIES, DISEASE, VALUES, RISK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Obesity affects all major organ systems and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Whole blood viscosity is an important independent regulator of cerebral blood flow. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of whole blood viscosity on cerebral artery blood flow velocities using transcranial Doppler ultrasound in pediatric patients with obesity compared to healthy controls and analyze the effect of whole blood viscosity and blood pressure status to the cerebral artery blood flow velocities.