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

Sünnetçioğlu A. , Günbatar H. , Yıldız H.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, cilt.12, sa.3, ss.1046-1052, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/crj.12626
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1046-1052


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.