The Correlation between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Levels with the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Carotid Intima Media Thickness

@inproceedings{Gunbatar2014TheCB,
  title={The Correlation between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Levels with the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Carotid Intima Media Thickness},
  author={Hulya Gunbatar and Bunyamin Sertoğullarindan and Selami Ekin and Serkan Akdağ and A. Mansur Arisoy and Havva Sayhan},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) increases platelet activation and has been reported as an independent predictor of adverse outcomes in the general population and is believed to be associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We evaluated RDW, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) as a severity index in OSAS and the… CONTINUE READING

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