Subclinical atherosclerosis in Behcet's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Subclinical atherosclerosis in Behcet's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Mira Merashli and Irina Chis Ster and Paul Richard Julian Ames},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={45 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate subclinical atherosclerosis in Behcet disease (BD), we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies where atherosclerosis was determined by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and endothelial-mediated dilatation (EMD) and by measurement of intima media thickness (IMT) of carotid arteries. METHODS Systematic search of EMBASE and PubMed databases from January 2000 to January 2014 according to PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS Nine studies met the inclusion criteria on… CONTINUE READING
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