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The UKPDS risk score is recommended to assess global risk for future coronary heart disease (CHD) events in primary prevention. Recently, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) has emerged as a strong independent risk factor for CHD. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising imaging technique for the evaluation of vascular inflammation that reflects vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Korea University Guro Hospital Dept. of Endocrinology
Korea, Republic of
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:44-0400
To determine the factors associated with progression of sub-clinical atherosclerosis and to evaluate the associations between the progression of sub-clinical atherosclerosis and the develo...
Atherosclerosis vaccine, V6, has been through two small-scale Phase II open label clinical trials. It has shown significant improvement in lipid profile in patients with overweight or obes...
To evaluate common genetic variations, that in combination with exposure to tobacco smoke, may modify the risk of atherosclerosis.
To measure by gas-liquid chromatography the relative concentrations of all saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in the cholesterol ester and phospholipid fractions of plasma from 4,...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) on the progression of early atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal women without preexisting ...
Leukocytosis, particularly monocytosis, has been shown to promote atherosclerosis in both diabetic and non-diabetic mouse models. We previously showed that hyperglycemia independently promotes monocyt...
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has previously been associated with risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that higher circulating HGF is associated with greater p...
Low levels of vitamin D are suspected to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis among Inuit ...
Atherosclerosis is one of the most common cardiovascular disorders. The dysfunction of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) are 2 key factors in the formation of atheroscle...
Lack of perfusion in the EXTREMITIES resulting from atherosclerosis. It is characterized by INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION, and an ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX of 0.9 or less.
Complete blockage of blood flow through one of the CORONARY ARTERIES, usually from CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
A drug that has been given by mouth in the treatment of atherosclerosis and other vascular disorders, hyperlipidemias, and thrombo-embolic disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1408)
A measurement of the thickness of the carotid artery walls. It is measured by B-mode ULTRASONOGRAPHY and is used as a surrogate marker for ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
Abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of CORONARY VESSELS. Most coronary aneurysms are due to CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, and the rest are due to inflammatory diseases, such as KAWASAKI DISEASE.
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...