Association between serum total antioxidant status and flow-mediated dilation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: an observational study

OBJECTIVE Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a condition that involves increased oxidative stress and decreased total antioxidant status (TAS) levels. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is also associated with ED. We aimed to determine the association between serum TAS and ED as assessed by flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in patients with SLE. METHODS Thirty… CONTINUE READING