Increased Pulse Wave Velocity and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis


Akdogan R. A. , Durakoglugil M. E. , KOCAMAN S. A. , Cicek Y. , Durakoglugil T. , ERGUL E. , ...More

DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, vol.58, no.8, pp.2293-2300, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10620-013-2634-9
  • Title of Journal : DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2293-2300
  • Keywords: Atherosclerosis, Arterial stiffness, Carotid intima-media thickness, Pulse wave velocity, Ulcerative colitis, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, SYSTEMIC-LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, ARTERIAL STIFFNESS, AORTIC STIFFNESS, SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS, CLINICAL-PRACTICE

Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized with chronic, progressive inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The association of UC with cardiovascular disease is still a matter of debate.