Relationship between serum visfatin and vascular inflammation markers level in beta thalassemia major patients

Dehkordi, E.H. and Nourbakhsh, S.M.K. and Rostampour, N. and Boroujeni, F.A. (2014) Relationship between serum visfatin and vascular inflammation markers level in beta thalassemia major patients. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5 (10). pp. 1269-1273.


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Background: Understanding the possible role of visfatin in the pathogenesis of beta-thalassemia major (BTM) and its relationship with markers of endothelial function could help us to provide more effective therapeutic approaches for treatment of patients with BTM and its related complications. The aim of current study was to compare serum level of visfatin between patients with BTM and control group and determine its correlation with markers of endothelial function, intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) and vascular adhesion molecule (VCAM). Methods: In this case-control study, patients with BTM receiving regular blood transfusion aged 10-20 years and a group of healthy subjects were enrolled. Selected subjects examined clinically and venous blood samples obtained for visfatin, ICAM, VCAM, cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol and ferritin measurements. Mean (standard deviation) of studied laboratory measurements compared in two studied groups and the relation between visfatin and ICAM, VCAM, ferrittin, body mass index determined. Results: In this study 31 patients with BTM and 30 healthy controls studied. Mean of visfatin was significantly higher in patients with BTM than control group (133.9 ± 60.1 vs. 43.3 ± 27.9, P < 0.001). Conclusions: The higher level of visfatin among patients with BTM indicated the possible inflammatory role of this adipocytokine in BTM. It seems that for understanding the underlying mechanisms and its relation with vascular inflammatory markers and endothelial function further studies with larger sample size is needed. © 2014, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences(IUMS). All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adipocytokine; cholesterol; ferritin; glycoprotein; high density lipoprotein cholesterol; intercellular adhesion molecule; low density lipoprotein cholesterol; nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase; triacylglycerol; unclassified drug; vascular cell adhesion molecule, adolescent; adult; Article; body mass; cardiovascular function; case control study; child; clinical article; comparative study; controlled study; correlational study; disease duration; endothelial function; enzyme blood level; female; human; inflammation; lipid blood level; male; thalassemia major; vasculitis
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > department of hematology and ancology
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 06:09
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 06:09

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