Christine Espinola-Klein

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BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-18 plays a key role in atherosclerosis and its complications. The present study investigated the genetic variability of 4 genes of the IL-18 system-IL18, IL18R1, IL18RAP, and IL18BP-in relation to circulating IL-18 levels and cardiovascular mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-two polymorphisms were genotyped in 1288 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Work-privacy conflict (WPC) is no longer a rarity but constitutes a societal problem. The objectives of the present study were (1) to investigate the distribution and prevalence of WPC among the employed participants in the Gutenberg Health Study at baseline and (2) to study the dependence of WPC on a broad range of private life and occupational(More)
Inflammation is the driving force in atherosclerosis. One central strategy in the treatment for PAD is the promotion of angiogenesis. Here, pro-angiogenic Tie-2-expressing monocytes (TEM) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) play a crucial role. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is characterized by a severe, chronic inflammatory response; thus, progression of(More)
INTRODUCTION Venous thromboembolism (VTE) with its two manifestations deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major public health problem. The VTEval Project aims to investigate numerous research questions on diagnosis, clinical management, treatment and prognosis of VTE, which have remained uncertain to date. METHODS AND ANALYSIS The(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the vascular depression hypothesis in the general population, we analyzed the association between current depression, medical history of depression, cognitive and somatic depressive symptom dimensions and measures of atherosclerosis [intima-media thickness (IMT) and carotid plaques]. METHOD We included a representative sample of 5000(More)
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