MISC 1. Femoral Arteries Are a Better Indicator Than Carotid Arteries of Cardiovascular Risk in HIV/AIDS Patients

Exposures to combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) as well as to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have an impact on the development of subclinical and clinical atherosclerosis, consecutively. Intima-media thickness (IMT) is used to detect the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis. A number of studies showed that atherosclerotic lesions and plaque formations in the carotid arteries are weakly associated with plaques in other peripheral arteries. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of atherosclerotic plaques and subclinical atherosclerosis in the carotid and femoral arteries in HIV/AIDS patients receiving cART.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
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Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Fungal Infection Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Sleep healthy sleep insomnia sleep aids sleep and chronobiology laboratory sleep deprivation sleep disorder treatment sleep disorders sleep duration sleep habits sleeping sleeping pills sleeplessness Source Type: blogs
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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