Red cell distribution width and uric acid in patients with obstructive sleep apnea


Sünnetçioğlu A. , Günbatar H. , Yıldız H.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.12, no.3, pp.1046-1052, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12626
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1046-1052

Abstract

BackgroundObstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by recurrent partial or complete pharyngeal closure, resulting in apnea or hypopnea, is closely associated with cardiovascular disorders (CVDs). Elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) and serum uric acid (SUA) levels have also been associated with CVDs and the consequent mortality. The aim of this study is to determine SUA levels and RDW in patients with OSA which is major a risk factor for CVDs.