Vinodh Nanjanna Devakumar

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OBJECTIVE Accelerated atherosclerosis and premature coronary heart disease (CHD) are recognized complications of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the exact etiology remains unclear and is likely to be multifactorial. We hypothesized that SLE patients with CHD have increased exposure to traditional risk factors as well as differing disease phenotype(More)
A Caucasian woman in the third trimester of her sixth pregnancy was diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) following investigation for recurrent ear infections and a persistent dry cough. Chest radiograph showed granulomatous lesions and the c-ANCA (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody) was strongly positive. She required pulsed methylprednisolone and(More)
We examined the distribution of quantitative heel ultrasound (QUS) parameters in population samples of European men and looked at the influence of lifestyle factors on the occurrence of these parameters. Men aged between 40 and 79 years were recruited from eight European centers and invited to attend for an interviewer-assisted questionnaire, assessment of(More)
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