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Cholesterol-lowering drugs include three major pharmacological classes: a) fibrates, b) statines, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and c) cholestyramine. The late eighties were characterized by the introduction of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in therapeutics. For 12 months (1st January-31 December 1991), a prospective intensive program of pharmacovigilance(More)
This study reports the results of routine evaluation to detect coronary and carotid atherosclerosis in 200 asymptomatic and hypercholesterolemic patients (48 +/- 10 years: 72.5% men). All patients underwent physical examination, blood lipid profile, an exercise test and cervical echo-doppler. If the exercise electrocardiogram was abnormal, a thallium(More)
Pelvic lipomatosis is characterised by an excessive amount of adipose tissue in the pelvis. Although there are usually few clinical symptoms, the radiological changes are characteristic: pear-shaped bladder, straightened and displaced rectosigmoid junction. However, these changes are not specific and some workers advise histological confirmation with or(More)
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