Bharath Manu Akkara Veetil

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OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Lipid-lowering therapy is reportedly underused in patients with RA. Longitudinal cohort studies comparing use of lipid-lowering medications in patients with RA versus the general population are lacking. METHODS Cardiovascular risk factors,(More)
Objective. To examine the utility of the Framingham risk score (FRS) in estimating cardiovascular risk in psoriasis. Methods. We compared the predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular events, namely, cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, heart failure, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and coronary artery bypass grafting using the FRS,(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is associated with an atherogenic lipid profile but longitudinal changes in lipids around disease onset are unknown. The purpose of our study is to examine the effect of psoriasis onset on serum lipid profiles. METHODS We compared changes in lipid profiles in a population based incident cohort of 689 patients with psoriasis and 717(More)
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