Increased serum leptin levels are associated with metabolic syndrome and carotid intima media thickness in premenopausal systemic lupus erythematosus patients without clinical atherosclerotic vascular events


Demir S., Erten G., Artim-Esen B., Sahinkaya Y., Pehlivan Ö., Alpay-Kanitez N., ...More

LUPUS, vol.27, no.9, pp.1509-1516, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0961203318782424
  • Journal Name: LUPUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1509-1516
  • Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, cardiovascular, cytokines and inflammatory mediators, biomarkers, inflammation, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS, CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, ACCELERATED ATHEROSCLEROSIS, DISEASE, INFLAMMATION, WOMEN, ADIPOCYTOKINES, PREVALENCE, STATEMENT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim To assess subclinical atherosclerosis and the role of inflammatory mediators, vascular endothelial cell activation markers and adipocytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome (MetS).