Arterial wall thickness measurements by B mode ultrasonography in patients with Takayasu's arteritis
B mode ultrasonography may provide a useful cross-sectional picture of vessel wall characteristics in patients with Takayasu's arteritis. Major vessel wall measurements from the neck, thigh, abdomen, and beneath the breast bone were taken with B mode ultrasonography in 16 patients with Takayasu's arteritis and 16 healthy volunteers (the control group). Vessel walls were significantly thicker, frequently along long vessel segments, in the patients compared with the control group except among the thigh vessel measurements. Each patient had at least one abnormally thick vessel measurement.
Publication Name: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
The presence of cytomegalovirus nucleic acids in arterial walls of atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic patients
Cytomegalovirus, (one of the herpes viruses, a common antibody in adults, a more serious disease in the elderly, those with impaired immunity and in the fetus) was found in 55 percent of vessel walls. These vessels were the aortas (artery which brings oxygenated blood from the heart to the body) and femoral (leg) arteries of patients both with and without atherosclerosis (blockage of the arteries which supply the heart muscle with oxygen). It was concluded that the arterial wall may be a site where cytomegalovirus lies dormant.
Publication Name: American Journal of Pathology
Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis
A key risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis is hyperlippidemia, and atherosclerois is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. The treatment of lipid disorders can have a major effect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and should be part of each patient's treatment plan. Treating hyperlipidemia requires an understanding of cholesterol metabolism, lipid biochemistry, and vascular biology. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of lipid metabolism on atherosclerotic disease are addressed.
Publication Name: Physician Assistant
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