Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
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Banu Sarer Yurekli

Banu Sarer Yurekli


  • Research Article
    Low Levels of Cystatin C in Patients with Acromegaly
    Author(s): Banu Sarer Yurekli and Nilufer Ozdemir KutbayBanu Sarer Yurekli and Nilufer Ozdemir Kutbay

    Background: Cyst C is a cysteine protease inhibitor produced by all nucleated human cells. Studies show that Cyst C levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. Aim: We aimed to figure out Cyst C levels in acromegaly patients and to compare with control subjects who don’t have acromegaly. Methods: Forty-five subjects (24 female, 21 male, mean ages of 48.4 ± 10.3) with acromegaly and 37 gender and age matched subjects (25F, 12 M, mean ages of 50.0 ± 8.0) as control group were recruited. Acromegaly patients were classified into two groups as active acromegaly (AA, n=28) and controlled acromegaly (CA, n=17). Demographic, anthropometric and laboratory values were recorded. Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score was used to estimate risk of heart attack in 10 years. Frami.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.1000290

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