Intima media thickness measurement as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE patient.

@article{Smrov2013IntimaMT,
  title={Intima media thickness measurement as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE patient.},
  author={Andrea Smr{\vz}ov{\'a} and Pavel Hor{\'a}k and Martina Sk{\'a}celov{\'a} and Zuzana Heřmanov{\'a} and Kateřina Langov{\'a} and Josef Zadra{\vz}il and Dalibor Novotn{\'y}},
  journal={Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia},
  year={2013},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={
          404-11
        }
}
AIM Accelerated atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of accelerated atherosclerosis in SLE is mediated by factors such as inflammatory processes in the vascular wall, specific antibodies, dyslipoproteinemia, endothelial dysfunction and the high prevalence of traditional risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. In this context, we evaluated the clinical significance of ultrasound examination of the carotic… CONTINUE READING

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