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Relationship between breast arterial calcifications detected on mammography and brachial artery intima-media thickness.
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PMID:  23354491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Although breast arterial calcification (BAC) was shown to be related with coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM) and carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT), but the association between BAC and brachial intima-media thickness (B-IMT) has not been evaluated yet. Our aim was to investigate whether associations existed between BAC and measure B-IMT and atherosclerosis (AS) by comparing these patients with healthy control subjects. METHODS: A Total of 75 patients were included in the study. Subjects with or without BAC were assigned into one of two groups and those with a BAC were graded. Main brachial artery IMT was measured. RESULTS: When the effect of age was partialled out statistically, we found a statistically significant difference in mean B-IMT between BAC (+) (0.54 ± 0.09) and BAC (-) (0.45 ± 0.08) groups (p = 0.001) after the groups were adjusted for age. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, even though the relationship between B-IMT and BAC was significant, like the relationship between C-IMT and BAC, significant age difference between BAC (+) and BAC (-) groups and no significant relationship between BAC and time after menopause, after adjustment for age, suggest a strong association between BAC and age rather than AS. This can be elucidated by pathological correlation studies in larger series of subjects.
Besir Erdogmus; Ramazan Buyukkaya; Ayla Buyukkaya; Burhan Yazıcı
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener klinische Wochenschrift     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-7671     ISO Abbreviation:  Wien. Klin. Wochenschr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  21620870R     Medline TA:  Wien Klin Wochenschr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey,
Vernacular Title:
Beziehung zwischen durch Mammographie entdeckten arteriellen Verkalkungen der Brust und der Intima-Media-Dicke der Arteria brachialis.
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