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Sleep Disorders: Sleep Disorders III |

Endocan: A Novel Predictor of Endothelial Dysfunction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Asiye Kanbay, MD; Erkan Ceylan, MD; Mustafa Caliskan, MD; Ozge Telci, MD; Osman Kostek, MD; Aybala Erek, MD; Handan Inonu, MD
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Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A588. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.613
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SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders III

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and cardiometabolic diseases. Plasma endocan levels are elevated in a large number of diseases, and is a novel surrogate endothelial cell dysfunction marker. We aimed to assess the role of serum endocan level as a potential mechanism of endothelial dysfucntion in a nonselected cohort of OSAS patients.

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