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Dear residents and friends of Brooklyn, This Brooklyn Community Health Report on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—also known as COPD—examines the burden of illness and death in our community from emphysema and chronic bronchitis, two major types of the disease. The aim is to promote greater awareness of the need for prevention, detection, and treatment(More)
A kindred with apolipoprotein E deficiency and a truncated lower molecular weight apoE mutant, designated apoE-3Washington, has been identified. Gel electrophoresis demonstrated complete absence of the normal apoE isoproteins and the presence of a small quantity of a lower molecular weight apoE. Plasma apoE levels in the proband were approximately 4% of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the prognostic value of metabolic syndrome for predicting cardiovascular events, few trials have investigated the effects of statin therapy on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Our post hoc analysis of the Treating to New Targets (TNT) study assessed whether intensive lowering of low-density(More)
UNLABELLED Several plasma non-lipid biomarkers have been shown to predict major cardiovascular events (MCVEs) in population studies. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between lipid and non-lipid biomarkers levels achieved during statin therapy and the incidence of MCVEs in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD). We conducted a(More)
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