Ability of non-fasting and fasting triglycerides to predict coronary artery disease in lupus patients.

@article{Touma2012AbilityON,
  title={Ability of non-fasting and fasting triglycerides to predict coronary artery disease in lupus patients.},
  author={Zahi Touma and Dafna D Gladman and Dominique Iba{\~n}ez and Murray B. Urowitz},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={528-34}
}
OBJECTIVES To test whether non-fasting and fasting triglyceride (TG) levels differ in individual patients and whether TG (non-fasting and fasting) levels predict coronary artery disease (CAD) in lupus patients. METHODS Using predefined criteria for a patient's inclusion in this study, we identified the first available set of non-fasting and fasting TG measurements on each individual lupus patient seen in the clinic since 1996. We dichotomized TG values as normal/abnormal and determined… CONTINUE READING