The relationship between serum YKL-40 levels and arterial stiffness in patients with ankylosing spondylitis


TURKYILMAZ K. A. , DEVRIMSEL G. , Beyazal S. M. , KIRBAS A., Cicek Y. , ÇAPKIN E., ...More

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, vol.42, no.2, pp.183-190, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-190

Abstract

Objective: Serum YKL-40 plays roles in inflammatory and vascular processes. Our aim was to evaluate serum YKL-40 levels in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to investigate their potential relationship with arterial stiffness based on carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV).