Arterial Stiffness, Distensibility, and Strain in Asthmatic Children


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Ozkan E. A., Serin H. I., Khosroshahi H. E., KILIÇ M., EKİM M., Beysel P., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, pp.251-257, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.895502
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-257
  • Keywords: Arteries, Asthma, Child, Vascular Stiffness, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, CHILDHOOD, PATHOGENESIS, DISEASE, MARKER, AORTA, RISK
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: We hypothesized that since asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, it could lead to the early development of atherosclerosis in childhood-onset asthma. The aim of this study was to investigate arterial stiffness, distensibility, and strain of different peripheral arteries, the parameters of which can be used to detect atherosclerosis in asthmatic children.