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Common carotid wall shear stress and carotid atherosclerosis in end-stage renal disease patients.
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PMID:  22670700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Decrease of arterial wall shear stress (WSS) is associated with higher probability of atherosclerotic plaque development in many disease conditions. End-stage renal diseases (ESRD) patients suffer from vascular disease frequently, but its nature differs from general population. This study was aimed at proving an association between common carotid wall shear stress and the presence of carotid bifurcation plaques in a group of ESRD patients. ESRD subjects, planned for the creation of a dialysis access and therapy were included. Wall shear rate (WSR) was used as a surrogate of WSS and was analyzed in the common carotid arteries by duplex ultrasonography. Intima media thickness (IMT) was measured at the same site. The presence/absence of carotid bifurcation plaques was recorded. The endothelial function was estimated by the levels of vonWillebrand factor (vWf). 35 ESRD patients were included (19 females, 17 diabetics). Atherosclerotic plaque was present in 53 % of bifurcations. Wall shear rate was lower in arteries with plaques (349 +/- 148 vs. 506 +/- 206 s(-1), p = 0.005) and was directly related to the height of IMT and inversely to the activity of vWf (r = -0.65, p = 0.016). Lower wall shear rate in the common carotid arteries is linked to the endothelial dysfunction and to the presence of atherosclerotic plaques in carotid bifurcations in ESRD subjects. Faster arterial dilatation may facilitate this process in ESRD subjects.
J Malik; J Kudlicka; V Tuka; E Chytilova; J Adamec; K Rocinova; V Tesar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiological research / Academia Scientiarum Bohemoslovaca     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1802-9973     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9112413     Medline TA:  Physiol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Third Department of Internal Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.
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