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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415

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Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey

Date of Web Publication5-Nov-2014

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Department of Cardiology, Ufuk University, Ankara
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Erkan A F, Ekici B, Demir G G, Töre H F. Authors' reply. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:415

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Erkan A F, Ekici B, Demir G G, Töre H F. Authors' reply. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Sep 30];60:415. Available from:


We present our reply to the comments by Tin SS et al.[1] Serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels were determined with an automated system using the colorimetric method (Architect C8000, Abbott Park, IL, USA); a routine and common measurement method. The measurement was not manual. While the higher percentage of smoking observed in men may have contributed to lower HDL-cholesterol levels in this group, there are no significant differences with respect to gender and smoking status between group-I (moderate to high-risk Duke Treadmill Score (DTS)) and group-II (low-risk DTS). Hence, it is unlikely for smoking status to have played a role in the sex-specific difference we have observed in this study. We agree that age has an impact on DTS. The adjustment of DTS according to age with the relevant P value and the adjusted odds ratio with 95% confidence interval can be found in Table 2.

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Tin SS, Wiwantikit V. Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:415.  Back to cited text no. 1
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