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dc.contributor.authorArias-Santiago, S.-
dc.contributor.authorOrgaz-Molina, J.-
dc.contributor.authorCastellote-Caballero, L.-
dc.contributor.authorArrabal-Polo, M. A.-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Rodríguez, Sonia-
dc.contributor.authorPerandrés-López, R.-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, J. C.-
dc.contributor.authorNaranjo-Sintes, R.-
dc.contributor.authorZubiaur, Mercedes-
dc.contributor.authorSancho, Jaime-
dc.contributor.authorBuendía-Eisman, A.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T11:31:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-03T11:31:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1684/ejd.2012.1714-
dc.identifierissn: 1167-1122-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Dermatology 22: 337- 344 (2012)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/73509-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic inflammation plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular risk factors. Although the prevalence of comorbidities and cardiovascular events has been described in patients with psoriasis, few studies have examined subclinical atherosclerosis in psoriasis patients. Objective: Our objective was to investigate the prevalence of atheroma plaques in patients with severe psoriasis compared with control subjects and to analyze the association with metabolic syndrome, homocysteine levels and inflammatory parameters. Patients and Methods: This case-control study included 133 patients, 72 with psoriasis and 61 controls consecutively admitted to the outpatient clinic in Dermatology Departments (Granada, Spain.) Results: Carotid atheroma plaques were observed in 34.7% of the psoriatic patients versus 8.2% of the controls (p=0.001) and metabolic syndrome was diagnosed in 40.3% of the psoriatic patients versus 13.1% of the controls (p<0.001). Significantly higher mean values of insulin, aldosterone, homocysteine and acute phase parameters (fibrinogen, D-dimer, C reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate) were found in psoriatic patients. Binary logistic regression showed a strong association between psoriasis and atheroma plaque and metabolic syndrome after controlling for confounding variables. Limitations: The absence of longitudinal quantification of metabolic syndrome parameters and intima-media thickness in psoriatic patients. Conclusion: The chronic inflammation and hyper-homocysteinemia found in psoriatic patients may explain the association with atheroma plaque and metabolic syndrome. Cardiovascular screening by metabolic syndrome criteria assessment and carotid ultrasound in psoriasis may be useful to detect individuals at risk and start preventive treatment against the development of cardiovascular disease.-
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherJohn Libbey Eurotext-
dc.rightsclosedAccess-
dc.titleAtheroma plaque, metabolic syndrome and inflammation in patients with psoriasis-
dc.typeartículo-
dc.identifier.doi10.1684/ejd.2012.1714-
dc.date.updated2013-04-03T11:31:48Z-
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed-
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