The relation between Lp-PLA2 levels with periodic limb movements

BEKCI T. T., Kayrak M., Kiyici A., Ari H., Teke T., Maden E., ...More

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.16, no.1, pp.117-122, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-010-0464-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-122
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), a novel marker of vulnerable plaque to prone rupture, is a predictor of both cardiovascular event and cerebrovascular event, and highly sensitive-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an acute-phase response protein implicated in a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to examine the association between periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMs) with circulating Lp-PLA2 and hs-CRP levels in patients with PLMs.