Abdalkader Alaeddin

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AIMS Statin therapy is followed by reductions in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, but a significant number of treated patients still have increased CIMT. We investigated whether on-treatment levels of CRP are associated with CIMT in hypercholesterolemic patients receiving statin therapy. The influence of blood(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness parameters, including aortic augmentation index (AIx) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), are independent predictors of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Genetic effects on these traits were never explored in a Mediterranean country. The present study aims to quantify the(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the involvement of the adipokines eotaxin-3, MIP-1β, and MCP-4 in obesity and related comorbidities and the modification of their circulating levels after bariatric surgery. Eighty severely obese subjects and 20 normal-weight controls were included in the study. Circulating levels of MCP-4, MIP-1β, and eotaxin-3, and(More)
The onset of sepsis is often non-specific, and its severity is cryptic. The pathophysiological mechanism of sepsis development involves vascular alteration and, in particular, the impairment of endothelial function. Aim of the study was to evaluate the potential implications of brachial endothelial function assessment in patients affected by Gram-negative(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammation and imbalance between endothelial injury and repair, the latter referred to as vascular incompetence, are associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. Psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin, has been associated with atherosclerosis. We investigated whether, in psoriasis, inflammation and vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is strongly related with enhanced morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. In obese patients with both NAFLD and features of the metabolic syndrome, the cardiovascular risk is further increased. AIM The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between severity of liver fibrosis(More)
AIM Several factors contribute to the development of atherogenesis in patients with obesity. The aim of our study was to evaluate the different roles of insulin resistance, strictly correlated to visceral adiposity, and the body mass index (BMI), an estimate of overall adiposity, on early vascular impairment in patients with morbid obesity. METHODS We(More)
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