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BACKGROUND The 5th Joint Task Force European guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention recommend the measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in asymptomatic individuals at moderate risk (Class IIa). We aimed to evaluate the ability of CIMT to further risk stratify patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Patients aged(More)
OBJECTIVE Thalidomide is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. We evaluated the effects of Thalidomide on corneal angiogenesis and on tissue survival of grafts in rabbit eyes with pre-existing neovascularization secondary to alkali burn. METHODS Sixteen rabbits received alkali burns to one cornea. One month post-injury, assessments of corneal(More)
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