Endothelial function measured using flow-mediated dilation in polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta-analysis of the observational studies.

@article{Sprung2013EndothelialFM,
  title={Endothelial function measured using flow-mediated dilation in polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta-analysis of the observational studies.},
  author={Victoria S Sprung and Greg Atkinson and Daniel J Cuthbertson and Christopher J A Pugh and Nabil F Aziz and Daniel John Green and Nigel Timothy Cable and Helen Jones},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={438-46}
}
OBJECTIVE Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) demonstrate an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Previous researchers have compared flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an early marker of CVD, in women with and without PCOS. Evidence for a PCOS-mediated reduction in FMD remains equivocal, potentially because of study differences in cohort-matching and measurement approaches. The aims of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to examine to what extent FMD… CONTINUE READING