Jaspreet Banga

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OBJECTIVES To determine if cardiovascular disease may be a risk factor in the development of chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP). METHODS In this incidence case-control study, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in 97 patients with CIAP (mean age 67.5 (SD 7.9) years) and the prevalence of neuropathic features in 97(More)
BACKGROUND Although an association of occurrence of menopause and subsequent oestrogen deficiency with increased cardiovascular disease has been postulated, studies on this association have not shown convincing results. We investigated whether age at menopause is associated with cardiovascular mortality risk. METHODS We studied a cohort of 12115(More)
For chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP), even after extensive evaluation, no cause has yet been found. Considering the age and sex distribution of patients with this disease, it is possible that vascular disease plays a role in the development of this polyneuropathy. As endoneurial vessel abnormalities can be related to ischemia, we investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness is a risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction. We investigated whether carotid arterial stiffness is related to other localizations of manifest arterial disease. METHODS Carotid artery stiffness was measured by ultrasonography as the change in diameter in systole relative to the diastolic diameter in patients enrolled(More)
Heparin/heparan sulphate glycosaminoglycans (HSGAGs) are composed of linear chains of 20–100 disaccharide units of N-acetylated d-glucosamine α (1–4) linked to glucuronic acid. HSGAGs are widely distributed on the cell surface and extracellular cell matrix of virtually every mammalian cell type and play critical role in regulating numerous functions of(More)
APOBEC3G (A3G) protein has antiviral activity against HIV and other pathogenic retroviruses. A3G has two domains: a catalytic C-terminal domain (CTD) that deaminates cytidine, and a N-terminal domain (NTD) that binds to ssDNA. Although abundant information exists about the biological activities of A3G protein, the interplay between sequence specific(More)
Thirty-seven non-IDDM patients at an early stage of polyneuropathy, defined as the presence of symptoms for less than two years, as well as an abnormal perception threshold and/or abnormal thermal discrimination threshold, were treated with sabeluzole, a new antihypoxic drug, or placebo for 1 year in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. They were(More)
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