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Systemic Arterial Stiffness in Patients With Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma.
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PMID:  23632414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM:: To evaluate carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) values of patients with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) glaucoma in comparison with healthy subjects. METHODS:: Twenty-five consecutive patients with PEX glaucoma (PEXG group) and 25 controls (control group) were included in the study. CF-PWV was assessed by a noninvasive device by the measurements of pulse transmit time and the distance between 2 recording sites. RESULTS:: The mean age was 64.7±7.3 (range, 55 to 79) years the in PEXG group and 63.8±6.6 (range, 51 to 77) years in the control group. There were 8 men (32%) and 17 women (68%) in the PEXG group and 11 men (44%) and 14 women (56%) in the control group. The CF-PWV of the PEX group was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS:: We have revealed an association between PEXG and increased CF-PWV. Also, increased CF-PWV may be considered as a risk factor for the development of PEXG.
Kemal Türkyilmaz; Veysi Oner; Yüksel Ciçek; Ali Kurt; Mustafa Durmuş
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Glaucoma     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of *Ophthalmology †Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize ‡Maya Eye Clinic, Kayseri, Turkey.
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