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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction is the earliest marker of atherosclerosis and is measured by flow mediated dilation (FMD) of the brachial artery. The purpose of the study was to measure FMD in mild, stable SLE patients and look for change in FMD with the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Mycophenolate mofetil, sugar pill
Lupus Research Unit, St Thomas' Hospital
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:34-0400
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