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Assessments of endothelial function and arterial stiffness are reproducible in patients with COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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Title
Assessments of endothelial function and arterial stiffness are reproducible in patients with COPD
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s92775
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Authors

Ryan Harris, Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez, Nichole Seigler, Leon Bass, Thomas Dillard

Abstract

Elevated cardiovascular disease risk is observed in patients with COPD. Non-invasive assessments of endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness have recently emerged to provide mechanistic insight into cardiovascular disease risk in COPD; however, the reproducibility of endothelial function and arterial stiffness has yet to be investigated in this patient population. This study sought to examine the within-day and between-day reproducibility of endothelial function and arterial stiffness in patients with COPD. Baseline diameter, peak diameter, flow-mediated dilation, augmentation index, augmentation index at 75 beats per minute, and pulse wave velocity were assessed three times in 17 patients with COPD (six males, eleven females, age range 47-75 years old; forced expiratory volume in 1 second =51.5% predicted). Session A and B were separated by 3 hours (within-day), whereas session C was conducted at least 7 days following session B (between-day). Reproducibility was assessed by: 1) paired t-tests, 2) coefficients of variation, 3) coefficients of variation prime, 4) intra-class correlation coefficient, 5) Pearson's correlations (r), and 6) Bland-Altman plots. Five acceptable assessments were required to confirm reproducibility. Six out of six within-day criteria were met for endothelial function and arterial stiffness outcomes. Six out of six between-day criteria were met for baseline and peak diameter, augmentation index and pulse wave velocity, whereas five out of six criteria were met for flow-mediated dilation. The present study provides evidence for within-day and between-day reproducibility of endothelial function and arterial stiffness in patients with COPD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Turkey 1 3%
Russia 1 3%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 20%
Student > Master 6 17%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 7 20%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 17%
Sports and Recreations 3 9%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2016.
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#7,617,582
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#93,853
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#43
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