Barbara Eržen

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INTRODUCTION Traditional cardiovascular (CVD) risk assessment algorithms such as the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) and Prospective Cardiovascular Munster (PROCAM) were developed for general populations, their usefulness in HIV-infected population has not been confirmed. DAD algorithm was developed specifically for(More)
Classical and nonclassical risk factors contribute to the development of myocardial infarction (MI) in young patients. The aim of the present study was to find out whether insulin resistance and impaired fibrinolysis, with increased plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), are present in young male post-MI patients, and their relation to additional markers(More)
BACKGROUND The role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients in the stable phase after myocardial infarction (MI) has not yet been explored. Therefore, we compared the values of VEGF in post-MI patients with those obtained in healthy controls. Furthermore, we investigated whether the values of VEGF correlate to either inflammation markers or(More)
An update of the searches for charginos and neutratinos in DELPHI is presented, based mainly on recent data collected at centre-of-mass energies of 161 GeV and 172 GeV. No signal is found. For a sneutrino with mass above 300 GeV/c 2 and a mass difference between the chargino and the lightest neutralino above 10 GeV/e 2, the lower limit at 95% confidence(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation, in particular their lack of improvement after risk reduction, might better reflect advanced atherosclerosis than just the presence of risk factors. The aim of this study was to compare endothelial function and inflammatory parameters in high-risk patients who had no history of myocardial infarction and in(More)
It has not been established yet whether patients who suffer myocardial infaction (MI) in the absence of classic risk factors also have endothelial dysfunction (ED), as has been shown for patients with risk factors, and if so, to what extent it is manifested. Young male patients in the stable phase after MI were included in the study. At the time of MI, 20(More)
Three jet events arising from decays of the Z boson, collected by the DELPHI detector, were used to measure differences in quark and gluon fragmentation. Gluon jets were anti-tagged by identifying b quark jets. Unbiased quark jets came from events with two jets plus one photon. Quark and gluon jet properties in different energy ranges were compared for the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite optimum treatment, patients who experience myocardial infarction are still at high risk for future events. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the effect of 30 days of treatment with combination of low, subtherapeutic doses of fluvastatin and valsartan on arterial stiffness in patients after myocardial infarction, a therapy that has not been used(More)
Increased life expectancy of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients appears to be coupled with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of our study was to determine the presence of early atherosclerosis among Slovenian HIV-infected patients below the age of 55 years. A total of 86 HIV-infected male patients below the age(More)
INTRODUCTION Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients appears to be associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The aim of our study was to investigate the differences in markers of inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and prothrombotic state between treated and untreated HIV-infected patients with or without subclinical(More)