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Cardiometabolic and immune factors associated with increased common carotid artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have a higher prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis and higher risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared to the general population. The relative contribution of CV-, immune- and disease-related risk factors to accelerated atherogenesis in SLE is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty SLE patients with long-lasting disease (mean age 44 ± 10 years, 86% female) and 50 sex- and age-matched control subjects were studied. Commo...

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Ammirati, E More by this author
Bozzolo, EP More by this author
Baragetti, A More by this author
Palini, AG More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD
Volume:
24
Issue:
7
Pages:
751-759
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1590-3729
ISSN:
0939-4753
URN:
uuid:4effc9b8-85b8-4d5f-bd69-ce2197613de0
Source identifiers:
463336
Local pid:
pubs:463336

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