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. , ...More

JOINT BONE SPINE, vol.78, no.4, pp.378-382, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2010.09.023
  • Title of Journal : JOINT BONE SPINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.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).