Meline Sievers

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Carotid artery stenosis can be classified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as lesion types I–VIII according to a modified histological scheme based on American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. Lesion types IV–V and VI are regarded as high-risk plaques.We aimed to evaluate the clinical relevance of this classification for identifying unstable plaques.(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term use of both zidovudine (AZT) and stavudine (d4T) is associated with lipoatrophy, but it occurs possibly through different mechanisms. METHODS Surgical biopsy specimens of subcutaneous adipose tissue were obtained from 18 human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected lipoatrophic patients (the LA+ group) who were treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is associated with lipodystrophy, i.e., loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the abdomen, limbs, and face and its accumulation intra-abdominally. No fat is lost dorsocervically and it can even accumulate in this region (buffalo hump). It is unknown how preserved dorsocervical fat differs from abdominal(More)
The MULTI-LINK DUET is the next generation MULTI-LINK stent with modified strut geometry. Safety and efficacy of the MULTI-LINK DUET were evaluated in a prospective multicenter registry and were compared with prior MULTI-LINK stent experience from the ASCENT randomized trial. A total of 270 patients received 302 MULTI-LINK DUET stents and were evaluated(More)
According to the American College of Rheumatology the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is based on criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia consisting entirely of clinical signs and symptoms. For diagnostic reasons autonomic disturbances and mental features have to be considered. The distinction between fibromyalgia (tender points) and myofascial pain(More)
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