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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12626
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1046-1052
  • Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular disorders, uric acid, red cell distribution width, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, HEART-FAILURE, INFLAMMATORY MARKERS, OXIDATIVE STRESS, RISK-FACTORS, POPULATION, MORTALITY, ADULTS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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.