Ray Pourfarzib

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Prospective studies of coronary heart disease patients with disorders of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM), have shown that these patients usually display high levels of low-density lipoprotein particles (LDL-P) and low levels of high-density lipoprotein particles (HDL-P). In multiple prospective studies, high levels(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effectiveness of a disease management program for patients with acid-related disorders. STUDY DESIGN A cluster-randomized clinical trial of 406 patients comparing a disease management program with "usual practice." PATIENTS AND METHODS Enrolled patients included those presenting with new dyspepsia and chronic users of(More)
CONTEXT Childhood diet is hypothesized to influence development of chronic disease in adulthood. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the long-term effects of a dietary intervention to reduce fat and increase fiber intake during childhood and adolescence on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in young adult women. DESIGN A follow-up study was(More)
This study examines the effects of a combination therapy of both methotrexate (MTX) and albumin microspheres containing recombinant human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhM-CSF) in melanoma tumors. Melanoma tumors were induced in C57BL/6 male mice with subcutaneous injection of B-16 tumor cells. Therapy started once the tumor size reached 0.5 cm in(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with discordance between low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and LDL particle (LDL-P) concentrations, cardiovascular risk more closely correlates with LDL-P. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated the effect of alirocumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, on lipoprotein particle(More)
The inverse relationship between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations and coronary heart disease risk is well established. As a result, in recent years there have been significant resources focused on identifying therapies that raise HDL-C and ultimately reduce cardiovascular events. Unfortunately, a number of trials aimed at(More)
Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have relatively normal levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol yet have increased risk for cardiovascular events. Distribution of lipoprotein subclasses in patients with T2DM who have achieved very low levels of LDL cholesterol (<50 mg/dl) or non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (<80(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that children and adults with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD) are more likely to have abnormal lipoprotein particle profiles that could place them at increased risk for developing atherosclerosis later in life. STUDY DESIGN Fasting serum samples were obtained from 192 children and 63 adults with history of KD and 90(More)
The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached epidemic levels, and current trends indicate that its prevalence will continue to rise. The development of T2DM can be delayed by several years, and may even be prevented, by identifying individuals at risk for T2DM and treating them with lifestyle modification and/or pharmacological therapies.(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosylation patterns of serum proteins, such as α1-acid glycoprotein, are modified during an acute phase reaction. The response of acute Kawasaki disease (KD) patients to IVIG treatment has been linked to sialic acid levels on native IgG, suggesting that protein glycosylation patterns vary during the immune response in acute KD. Additionally,(More)
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