publication . Article . 2011

Factors Associated With Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Being Nondipper in Nonobese and Normotensive Young Patients Affected by PCOS:

Ebru Akgul Ercan; Sibel Ertek; Gurkan Is; Oya Caglar; Efser Oztas; Arrigo Francesco Cicero; Aslihan Alhan; Sengul Cehreli; Hasan Fehmi Tore; Gurbuz Erdogan;
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  • Published: 06 Jul 2011
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by chronic unovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. We evaluated factors that affect "nondipper" status during 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in PCOS. Forty-two nonobese women newly diagnosed as PCOS and 32 healthy women were included. After biochemical and hormonal measurements, the ovaries were imaged by pelvic ultrasonography and cIMT was measured by B-mode ultrasonography. A 24-hour ABPM was performed thereafter. Carotid IMT and the ratio of nondippers were elevated compared with controls. Homeostasis model assessment insulin resista...
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Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular systemcardiovascular diseasesendocrine system diseases
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publication . Article . 2011

Factors Associated With Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Being Nondipper in Nonobese and Normotensive Young Patients Affected by PCOS:

Ebru Akgul Ercan; Sibel Ertek; Gurkan Is; Oya Caglar; Efser Oztas; Arrigo Francesco Cicero; Aslihan Alhan; Sengul Cehreli; Hasan Fehmi Tore; Gurbuz Erdogan;