The Effects of Rituximab on Lipids, Arterial Stiffness and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Rheumatoid Arthritis

@inproceedings{Novikova2016TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Rituximab on Lipids, Arterial Stiffness and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Rheumatoid Arthritis},
  author={Diana S Novikova and Tatiana V Popkova and Galina V Lukina and Elena L Luchikhina and Dmitry E Karateev and Alexander V Volkov and Alexander A Novikov and Elena N Aleksandrova and Eugeniy L Nasonov},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2016}
}
The aim of the study was to examine lipid profiles, arterial stiffness (AS), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), in 55 women with RA without overt cardiovascular disease (СVD) treated with rituximab (RTX).The following parameters were recorded before and 24 weeks after RTX therapy (2 infusions of 500 or 1,000 mg RTX intravenously, fortnightly): plasma total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides, DAS 28-ESR… CONTINUE READING