Investigation of effects of different treatment modalities on structural and functional vessel wall properties in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

ÇAPKIN E. , Kiris A. , KARKUCAK M. , DURMUŞ İ. , GOKMEN F., CANSU A. , ...Daha Fazla

JOINT BONE SPINE, cilt.78, ss.378-382, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2010.09.023
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.378-382


Aim: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that is associated with increased cardiovascular burden. The aim of this study was to investigate vascular structural and functional changes in patients with AS, with special emphasis on the effects of different treatment modalities, through evaluation of level of vascular stiffness (pulse wave velocity [PVW]) and carotid intima media thickness (IMT-C).