Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Although the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with SLE is significant, the absolute number of events per year in any given cohort remains small. Thus, CVD risks stratification in patients with SLE focuses on surrogate markers for atherosclerosis… (More)
[An uncorrected version of "Extra- and Intracranial Cerebral Vasculitis in Giant Cell Arteritis: An Observational Study" was originally posted in Volume 93, Issue 28 of Medicine. The article has since been corrected and reposted in the issue.].
Up to 50% patients with sarcoidosis display extra-pulmonary disease. However, initial and isolated (ie, without lung disease) acute muscular involvement associated with pseudo-malignant hypercalcemia is very uncommon. We report on 3 cases of life-threatening hypercalcemia revealing florid and isolated acute sarcoid-like myositis.All patients complained of… (More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. We aimed to determine whether overweight (defined as a body mass index [BMI] > 25 kg/m(2)) contributed to subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE patients at low risk for CVD according to traditional factors. Wall thickness of the internal carotid artery… (More)