Christine Manderscheid

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a reduced life expectancy considered to be partly caused by cardiovascular events. A growing concern is that accelerated atherosclerosis is driven by inflammatory mechanisms similar to those responsible for RA. Therefore, selective COX-2 inhibitors, which are widely used for the symptomatic treatment of pain and(More)
Etoricoxib and lumiracoxib are both highly selective COX-2 inhibitors. This drug class has recently been linked to severe side effects in particular within the cardiovascular system. The underlying signal transduction pathway is not clarified at the moment but different COX-independent mechanisms might contribute to wanted and unwanted effects of these(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of prolonged administration of the selective COX-2 inhibitors celecoxib and rofecoxib and the non-selective NSAID naproxen on the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. ApoE−/− mice, as well as corresponding wild-type mice, were fed either a normal chow or a high fat Western diet with or without addition of(More)
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