Carotid hemodynamic parameters in hemodialysis patients


Karaman Ö. , Albayrak R., Colbay M., Yuksel S., Uslan I., Acarturk G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.779-784, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-007-9314-7
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.779-784
  • Keywords: atherosclerosis, pulsatility index, resistive index, intima-media thickness, renal failure, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, ARTERIAL-WALL THICKNESS, NITRIC-OXIDE SYNTHESIS, CEREBRAL-BLOOD-FLOW, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, REPRODUCIBILITY, INFLAMMATION, ASSOCIATION

Abstract

Background Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis. Early atherosclerotic changes of the arterial wall can be evaluated by intima-media thickness (IMT), presence and structure of plaques and parameters of vascular resistance. The aim of the present study has been to investigate the relationship between carotid IMT and pulsatility index (PI) or resistive index (RI) values in hemodialysis patients.