Elevated plasma endothelin-1 levels and vascular dysregulation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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BACKGROUND Contradictory results on plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been reported in previous studies. We therefore evaluated whether plasma ET-1 levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis differ from those of normal controls. Since systemically increased levels of ET-1 are known to occur in tandem with primary… (More)

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@article{Pache2002ElevatedPE, title={Elevated plasma endothelin-1 levels and vascular dysregulation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.}, author={Mona Pache and Hans A Schwarz and Hedwig J. Kaiser and Peter W{\"u}est and Manuel Kl{\"o}ti and Barbara Dubler and Josef Flammer}, journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research}, year={2002}, volume={8 9}, pages={CR616-9} }