Plasma interleukin-18 levels are increased in the polycystic ovary syndrome: relationship of carotid intima-media wall thickness and cardiovascular risk factors.

@article{Kaya2010PlasmaIL,
  title={Plasma interleukin-18 levels are increased in the polycystic ovary syndrome: relationship of carotid intima-media wall thickness and cardiovascular risk factors.},
  author={Cemil Kaya and Recai Pabuçcu and B{\"u}lent Berker and Hakan Satiroğlu},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={1200-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine serum interleukin (IL)-18 levels and to find out whether IL-18 is associated with carotid intima-media wall thickness (IMT) and various cardiovascular risk factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN A prospective, controlled study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Sixty women with PCOS and 60 healthy women were included this study. INTERVENTION(S) Serum levels IL-18, homocysteine (Hcy), C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6, malonyldialdehyde… CONTINUE READING
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