Annemarie M Armani

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Fibrates are an important class of drugs for the management of dyslipidemia. This class of drugs is generally well tolerated but is infrequently associated with several safety issues. Fibrates, most likely by an effect mediated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha, may reversibly increase creatinine and homocysteine but are not associated(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the known benefit of intensive statin therapy for reducing future cardiovascular events, its effectiveness in women has been questioned by some. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Pravastatin or Atorvastatin Evaluation and Infection Therapy-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 22 (PROVE IT-TIMI 22) trial, 911 (21.9%) women and 3251 (78.1%) men(More)
Myocardial infarction in young adults is, in practice, a diagnosis of exclusion. Given the fact that most of the patients with sickle cell disease are young and have predisposition to painful crisis, they are often overlooked for myocardial infarction. These patients often have few or no traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease, and risk(More)
Nodular bilateral pulmonary histoplasmosis: cyto-histological correlation. A case of nodular pulmonary histoplasmosis is reported. A 29 year old man was admitted to hospital with temperature and general weakness following a short stay in a tropical country. Laboratory investigation showed an increased E.S.R. and a routine chest-roentgenogram revealed(More)
Gastrointestinally active agents such as cholesterol absorption inhibitors (CAIs) (eg, ezetimibe) and bile acid sequestrants (BAS) (the resins cholestyramine and colestipol, or colesevelam, a nonabsorbable polymer) offer important options for lipid-lowering therapy. Ezetimibe is a novel CAI that inhibits the absorption of dietary and biliary cholesterol(More)
Platelets are critical modulators of atherothrombotic events. In the acute setting, platelets are activated and aggregate on the surface of atherosclerotic plaque that has ruptured, fissured, or developed erosions. The overlying thrombus leads to sudden development of arterial luminal obstruction, inducing ischemia and cellular necrosis. Inhibiting platelet(More)
The feasibility of using constant infusions of unlabelled oestrone sulphate (E1S) for the purposes of calculating its metabolic clearance rate (MCRE1S) and its conversion ratios to oestrone (E1) and oestradiol (E2) in post-menopausal women was exploited in this study. The results obtained by the infusion of unlabelled E1S were similar to those obtained by(More)
The prevalence of hypertension in blacks in the United States is among the highest in the world. Compared with whites, blacks develop hypertension at an earlier age, their average blood pressures are much higher and they experience worse disease severity. Consequently, blacks have a 1.3 times greater rate of nonfatal stroke, 1.8 times greater rate of fatal(More)