Lawrence W K Ng

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OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by increased cardiovascular risk in adult-onset and childhood-onset SLE. Type I interferons (IFNs) appear to play a prominent role in premature vascular damage in adult-onset SLE, at least in part, by inducing impairments in the phenotype and function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs),(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with SLE are at risk for premature atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome. Cytokines produced by adipocytes, adipokines, are important in glucose/lipid metabolism and the development of atherosclerosis. The objectives of this study were to evaluate leptin, adiponectin and ghrelin concentrations in paediatric SLE (pSLE) and to correlate(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether longer disease duration negatively impacts carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), flow-mediated dilation (FMD), and pulse wave velocity (PWV) in a cohort of patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to compare CIMT, FMD, and PWV in patients with childhood-onset SLE with those in healthy children and(More)
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