Increased expression of markers of early atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Cappello2017IncreasedEO,
  title={Increased expression of markers of early atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Maria Cappello and Anna Licata and Vincenza Calvaruso and Ivana Bravat{\'a} and Alessandra Aiello and D. del Castillo Torres and Vittoriano Della Corte and Antonino Tuttolomondo and Maria Perticone and Giuseppe Licata and Antonio Crax{\`i} and Calogero Camm{\`a}},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={83-89}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recent studies documented an increased cardiovascular risk in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed at investigating the prevalence of intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid arteries and the arterial stiffness indices as markers of early atherosclerosis in young IBD patients. METHODS We recruited 68 consecutive IBD patients, and 38 matched healthy controls less than 45years old (median age 31.6±8.1years). Clinical and demographic features… CONTINUE READING