Waist circumference is associated with carotid intima media thickness in peritoneal dialysis patients.

AŞICIOĞLU E. , Kahveci A. , Arikan H. , KOÇ M. , Tuglular S., Ozener C. I.

International urology and nephrology, cilt.45, sa.5, ss.1437-43, 2013 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11255-013-0427-x
  • Dergi Adı: International urology and nephrology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1437-43


Atherosclerosis is responsible for the high mortality rate in end-stage renal disease patients. Defining risk factors for atherosclerosis may lead to reduction in cardiovascular disease through modification of these factors. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are subjected to high glucose loads on a daily basis, which results in considerable weight gain and an increase in waist circumference (WC). WC as an indicator of abdominal obesity is a risk factor for atherosclerosis in the general population. Carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) measurement is a reliable method for the detection of early atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between WC and CIMT and to define risk factors associated with CIMT in PD patients.