Vidović, Anđelko and Vilibić, Maja and Markotić, Alemka and Sabioncello, Ante and Gotovac, Katja and Folnegović-Šmalc, Vera and Dekaris, Dragan
Baseline level of platelet-leukocyte aggregates, platelet CD63 expression, and soluble P-selectin concentration in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: A pilot study.
Psychiatry Research, 150 (2).
Platelets may have an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a result of chronic stress. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the effect of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on baseline platelet activation. Platelet-leukocyte aggregates (PLA) and CD63 expression were measured by flow cytometry, and soluble (s)P-selectin concentration was determined in sera of 20 Croatian male combat veterans with PTSD and 20 healthy civilians. Groups were matched in sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and traditional CVD risk factors. Our data showed no differences in measured parameters. Other platelet activation markers should be determined and a larger sample size used in future studies.
||Antigens, CD - blood ; Blood Platelets - metabolism ; Combat Disorders - blood - diagnosis - psychology ; Leukocytes - metabolism ; P-Selectin - blood ; Platelet Aggregation - physiology ; Veterans - psychology ; Adult ; Body Mass Index ; Cardiovascular Diseases - blood ; Croatia ; Flow Cytometry ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Pilot Projects ; Platelet Membrane Glycoproteins ; Risk Factors
||Katedra za psihijatriju i psihološku medicinu
|Dekaris, Dragan ||UNSPECIFIED|
||12 Oct 2007
||23 Sep 2011 16:10
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