Pawan Pulsalkar

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BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness is an independent determinant of cardiovascular risk, and arterial stiffening is the predominant abnormality in systolic hypertension. Elastin is the main elastic component of the arterial wall and can be degraded by a number of enzymes, including matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and MMP-2. We hypothesized that elastase(More)
We describe an immunocompetent adult with acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection complicated by extensive portal vein thrombosis. A literature review on the incidence, presentation, pathophysiology and management of CMV-associated thrombosis is included. Previously thought to be a rare complication, recent large case series and the present case reconfirm the(More)
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