The Correlation between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Levels with the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Carotid Intima Media Thickness


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Günbatar H. , SERTOGULLARINDAN B., Ekin S. , Akdag S. , Arisoy A. , SAYHAN H.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.20, ss.2199-2204, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.891001
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2199-2204

Özet

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) increases platelet activation and has been reported as an independent predictor of adverse outcomes in the general population and is believed to be associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We evaluated RDW, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) as a severity index in OSAS and the relationship between carotid intima media thickness and pulmonary hypertension.