Investigation of the Correlation Between ADMA Levels and Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients


KARAOĞLAN B. , Ozturk G. T. , Ozdogan V., Cumaoglu A., ÖZHAN OKTAR S. , Tas N., ...Daha Fazla

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, cilt.57, sa.3, ss.114-118, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tftr.27879
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.114-118

Özet

Objective: Plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthesis, is related to increased cardiovascular risks, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. Carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is closely related to the risk of coronary artery disease. We aimed to investigate plasma ADMA levels and its relation to carotid IMT in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).