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Plasma fibrinogen level and the risk of major cardiovascular diseases and nonvascular mortality: an individual participant meta-analysis.
CONTEXT Plasma fibrinogen levels may be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. OBJECTIVE To assess the relationships of fibrinogen levels with risk of major vascularExpand
Periodontitis decreases the antiatherogenic potency of high density lipoprotein Published, JLR Papers in Press, September 16, 2003. DOI 10.1194/jlr.M300250-JLR200
It is suggested thatperiodontitis causes similar, but milder, changes in HDL metabolism than those that occur during the acute-phase response and that periodontitis may diminish the antiatherogenic potency of HDL, thus increasing the risk for CHD. Expand
A prospective study of 63 couples with a history of recurrent spontaneous abortion: contributing factors and outcome of subsequent pregnancies.
To evaluate the possible causes of recurrent spontaneous abortion and to elucidate the prognosis for subsequent pregnancies 63 RSA patients were studied and normal findings in the investigations were associated with a smaller risk for abortion than were abnormal findings. Expand
Crossreaction between antibodies to oxidised low-density lipoprotein and to cardiolipin in systemic lupus erythematosus
Serum lipoproteins contain phospholipids and modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may act as a target for antiphospholipid antibodies, thus providing a possible link between thrombotic and atherosclerotic complications in SLE. Expand
Infections, inflammation, and the risk of coronary heart disease.
Two chronic infections, HSV-1 and Cpn, increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and the effect is emphasized in subjects with ongoing inflammation, denoted by increased CRP levels. Expand
Severe Periodontitis Enhances Macrophage Activation via Increased Serum Lipopolysaccharide
The results suggest that in systemically healthy patients, the infected/inflamed area in periodontitis is associated with macrophage activation via increased serum LPS concentration. Expand
Natural rubber latex allergy
It has recently been emphasized that NRL allergens become easily airborne with glove powder and that persons sensitized to NRL may also suffer from occupational asthma and the presence of specific IgE in NRL-allergic patients may be verified by skin prick tests (SPT) or by serologic methods such as RAST. Expand
Association of markers of systemic inflammation, C reactive protein, serum amyloid A, and fibrinogen, with socioeconomic status
Systemic inflammation is a potential mediator, especially among young and middle aged men, for the association between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease, particularly among men below 60 years of age. Expand
Rheumatoid arthritis associated autoantibodies in patients with synovitis of recent onset
Although these antibodies may preferentially recognize citrullinated antigens, the modest degree of concordance between them in individual patient sera suggests that it is unlikely a single antigen is involved in generating these responses. Expand
Effect of treating periodontitis on C-reactive protein levels: a pilot study
Periodontitis seems to increase C-reactive protein only in some individuals, presumably the ones reacting to it with a systemic inflammatory reaction, and it may thus decrease their risk of coronary heart disease. Expand