Endothelium-dependent but not endothelium-independent flow-mediated dilation is significantly reduced in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without vascular events: a metaanalysis and metaregression.

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OBJECTIVE To assess whether endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) are impaired in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with no history of vascular event; and to determine factors moderating impaired FMD in SLE. METHODS Electronic databases were searched for case-control studies that compared endothelium… (More)
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.101182

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