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BACKGROUND Release of cardiac biomarkers is reported in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Data addressing the impact of cardiac injury on outcome in these patients is sparse. This study was conducted to ascertain the association of elevation of serum cardiac Troponin-I (cTnI) with mortality and neurological outcome in patients with SAH. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Data on changes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) status in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited. METHODS MetS was assessed at ART initiation and every 48 weeks on ART in ART-naive HIV-infected individuals from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials (ALLRT) cohort. MetS, defined using the(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, many of which are associated with HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART). We examined prevalence and incidence of MetS and risk factors for MetS in ART-naive HIV-infected individuals starting ART. METHODS MetS, defined by the Adult Treatment Panel III(More)
and the University of Manitoba for valuable comments and discussions; Raymond and Lila Atkinson for their invaluable support during the data collection process; and Michaelle Tuz-Atkinson for collecting prices from the Internet. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions. The views expressed in this paper are my own, and are not purported to be(More)
Five lines of evidence justify comprehensive lipoprotein management over aggressive low-density lipoprotein (LDL) lowering alone in most cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. First, lipoprotein lipid transport consists of a single, recycling system involving very-low-density lipoprotein, LDL, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Single lipid(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess differences in body circumferences and body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) between antiretroviral treatment (ART) naïve HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected persons. METHODS Waist, arm, and thigh circumferences and BMI were measured within the ALLRT and NHANES cohorts between 1998 and 2007. ALLRT is a prospective, longitudinal study of U.S.(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis is a rare group of disorders that affect vessels of the brain parenchyma and meninges. It presents with headache, cognitive changes, or seizures, yet without aggressive management, it carries a high degree of morbidity and mortality. Refractory status epilepticus (SE) has been reported with CNS vasculitis. Patients(More)