The association of serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase level and other laboratory parameters with blood pressure in hypertensive patients under ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

@inproceedings{Ortakoyluoglu2016TheAO,
  title={The association of serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase level and other laboratory parameters with blood pressure in hypertensive patients under ambulatory blood pressure monitoring},
  author={Adile Irfan Ortakoyluoglu and Betul Boz and Oğuzhan Sıtkı Dizdar and Deniz Avcı and Ali Osman Çetinkaya and Osman Baspınar},
  booktitle={Therapeutics and clinical risk management},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a very important cause of morbidity and mortality. Serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) is a biomarker of oxidative stress and associated with increased risk of hypertension and diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of serum GGT level, which is an early marker of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, with the deterioration of the diurnal rhythm of the blood pressure. METHODS A total of 171 patients with hypertension were included… CONTINUE READING