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Arterial distensibility as determined by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in patients with Behcet's disease.
The authors reported large intraperson variation in the vascular test results, particularly brachial artery reactivity (CV, 26%) and carotid distensibility (CV, 14%).
Aortic distensibility (DIS) and Aortic stiffness [beta] index ([beta]SI) were calculated according to the previously proposed and evaluated equations (28-31) as;
Duration of breast feeding and arterial distensibility in early adult life: population based study.
With variable irrigation pressures, the caliber and distensibility of the urethra was assessed.
Carotidfemoral PWV which is reported to be a gold-standard measurement of arterial stiffness is a non-invasive measurement of the distensibility of the aorta (9) and is strongly associated with atherosclerosis (10).
Reduced arterial distensibility and compliance contributes to an increase in pulse wave and pulse wave velocity, which increases systolic and pulse pressures and decreases diastolic pressure.
Familial hyperhomocysteinaemia and endothelium-dependent vasodilation and arterial distensibility of large arteries.
It is believed that they are usually due to abnormal distensibility of connective tissue in the vein wall.
2,9) When the muscularis mucosa is involved, patients present with obstructive symptoms with reduced peristalsis and on imaging, diffuse bowel wall thickening, areas of reduced distensibility, strictures, or intestinal obstruction may be seen.