Subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): the relative contribution of classic risk factors and the lupus phenotype.

@article{Ahmad2007SubclinicalAI,
  title={Subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): the relative contribution of classic risk factors and the lupus phenotype.},
  author={Yasmeen A Ahmad and Joanna Shelmerdine and Helena Bodill and Mark Lunt and Martin Pattrick and Lee Suan Teh and Robert M. Bernstein and Michael G. Walker and Ian N. Bruce},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={983-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to examine the strength of association between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid plaque development in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and controls. We also aimed to determine which lupus-related factors are associated with carotid plaque and whether SLE sensitizes patients to the effects of traditional factors. METHODS We studied 200 women with SLE and 100 controls. Demographic and risk factor data were collected and SLE features, including… CONTINUE READING

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The final model in SLE included age and cigarette pack - years smoking as well as azathioprine exposure ever , antiphospholipid antibodies ( APLA ) and previous arterial events ( AUC ROC = 0.88 ) .
The final model in SLE included age and cigarette pack - years smoking as well as azathioprine exposure ever , antiphospholipid antibodies ( APLA ) and previous arterial events ( AUC ROC = 0.88 ) .
The final model in SLE included age and cigarette pack - years smoking as well as azathioprine exposure ever , antiphospholipid antibodies ( APLA ) and previous arterial events ( AUC ROC = 0.88 ) .
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