Annals of Thoracic Medicine
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-

Insulin resistance, fibrinogen, homocysteine, leptin, and C-reactive protein and metabolic syndrome


Somsri Wiwanitkit, Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Correspondence Address:
Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Insulin resistance, fibrinogen, homocysteine, leptin, and C-reactive protein and metabolic syndrome.Ann Thorac Med 2011;6:243-243


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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Insulin resistance, fibrinogen, homocysteine, leptin, and C-reactive protein and metabolic syndrome. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 18 ];6:243-243
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Sir,

A previous publication on insulin resistance, fibrinogen, homocysteine, leptin, and C-reactive protein is very interesting. [1] Basoglu et al. reported that "This study demonstrated that obese OSAS patients may have an increased rate of metabolic syndrome and higher levels of serum lipids, fasting glucose, IR, leptin, fibrinogen, and hsCRP than obese subjects without sleep apnea. [1] "There are few questions about this report. First, the use of simple two questions for classification of alcohol consumption and smoking might have the problem of reliability. There should be some testing on the reliability. Second, although Basoglu et al. reported the CV of some tests, they did not report for all. The measurement of serum concentrations of glucose, triglyceride, total and HDL-cholesterol can be performed by several enzymatic techniques. For sure, each technique has its specific limitation and interference.

References

1Basoglu OK, Sarac F, Sarac S, Uluer H, Yilmaz C. Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, fibrinogen, homocysteine, leptin, and C-reactive protein in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Ann Thorac Med 2011;6:120-5.