Relationship between infectious burden, systemic inflammatory response, and risk of stable coronary artery disease: role of confounding and reference group.

@article{Rothenbacher2003RelationshipBI,
  title={Relationship between infectious burden, systemic inflammatory response, and risk of stable coronary artery disease: role of confounding and reference group.},
  author={Dietrich Rothenbacher and Hermann Brenner and Albrecht Hoffmeister and Thomas Mertens and Kenneth Persson and W. K{\"o}nig},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={339-45}
}
AIM The purpose of the study was to assess the association between seropositivity to various infectious agents and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), controlling simultaneously for a variety of potential confounders. We also investigated whether the choice of a larger reference group might affect the results, and whether or not seropositivity to multiple agents was associated with a systemic inflammatory response. METHODS We assessed the simultaneous prevalence of antibodies against… CONTINUE READING
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