ASSESSMENT OF COMMON CAROTID ARTERY INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS IN DIABETICS COMPARED WITH NON DIABETICS BY B-MODE ULTRASONOGRAPHY

Common Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickness

Authors

  • Major Hassan Junaid Sarwar Radiology Dept, CMH Pano Aqil
  • Qurat-ul-Ain Tahira KEMO Lahore
  • Khadija Tul Kubra Combined Military Hospital Lahore

Keywords:

B-mode ultrasonography, diabetes mellitus, Intima medial thickness

Abstract

Objective: To compare the common carotid artery intima media thickness in healthy individuals and in patients of diabetes mellitus.
Study Design: Case-Control Study
Place and duration of study: Radiology Department, Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi from August 2008 to February 2009.
Patients and Methods: A total of 100 patients were selected in this study. First 50 willing cases of diabetes fulfilling inclusion criteria were included and first 50 controls i.e. one for each case was selected in a manner that every one was matched for universal variables like age and sex.
Results: Average age was 68.0±10.6 and 68.4±10.3 years in cases and controls, respectively. Majority of the patients were male 31 (62.0%) in cases and 30 (60%) in controls. Intima media thickness was 1.02±0.11mm in cases and 0.65±0.12mm in controls with significant difference (P<0.001).
Conclusion: In diabetic subjects carotid intima media thickness is increased as compared to the non diabetic subjects.

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Published

30-09-2012

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Sarwar MHJ, Tahira Q- ul-A, Kubra KT. ASSESSMENT OF COMMON CAROTID ARTERY INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS IN DIABETICS COMPARED WITH NON DIABETICS BY B-MODE ULTRASONOGRAPHY: Common Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickness. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];62(3):435-9. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1642