Hakan Şarlak

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Psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction is the critical early step in the process of atherogenesis, and it is commonly investigated by measuring arterial stiffness. We aimed to investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in patients with psoriasis.(More)
High levels of circulating Von Willebrand factor (vWf) and increased neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio may reflect vascular inflammation in hypertensive patients. In present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of valsartan as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and amlodipine as a calcium channel blocker on the vWf levels and N/L ratio in(More)
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD), is a chronic, systemic vasculitis, which may affect all types and sizes of blood vessels. BD is associated with endothelial dysfunction and chronic inflammation. Endothelial dysfunction is the critical early step in the process of atherogenesis, and it is commonly investigated by measuring arterial stiffness. Mean platelet(More)
We have read with great interest the recently published article titled, ‘‘The relationship between hyperuricemia and the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with relatively normal serum creatinine’’, by Yong Liu et al. (1). In that wellpresented paper, the authors investigated the value of hyperuricemia(More)
Arterial stiffness is currently the "gold standard" measure of aortic (carotid-femoral) pulse wave velocity (PWV), which is an important independent predictor of risk of developing a cardiovascular event. Gilbert's syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by intermittent and non-hemolytic elevation of indirect bilirubin levels due to the deficiency(More)