Vanessa Cárdenas

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BACKGROUND Biologic therapies with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents are promising treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). OBJECTIVE We assessed the efficacy and safety of infliximab (IFX) for the treatment of moderate to severe HS. METHODS A prospective double-blind treatment phase of 8 weeks where patients received IFX or placebo was followed by(More)
The team extend gratitude to the country monitors for their comments and contributions. This report was made possible through the generous contribution of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information contained in this report has been provided by independent country monitors. As such, national reports do not necessarily reflect the opinion or(More)
The patatin like phospholipase domain-containing (PNPLA3) I148M variant is the strongest genetic factor associated with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels in different populations, particularly in Hispanics who have the highest 148M risk allele frequency reported to date. It has been suggested that Indigenous ancestry is associated with higher ALT(More)
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) represent a major cardiovascular risk factor, with a stronger relationship to coronary heart disease than that seen with elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). HDL-C has important antiatherogenic effects, including reverse cholesterol transport, inhibition of LDL-C(More)
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