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Title: Ankle-brachial index in HIV infection
Authors: Olalla Sierra, Julian
Salas Martín, Daniel
Torre Lima, Javier de la
Arco Jiménez, Alfonso del
Prada Pardal, José Luis
Martos, Francisco
Perea-Milla López, Emilio
García- Alegría, Javier
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Olalla,J; Salas,D; De la Torre,J; Del Arco,A; Prada,JL; García-Alegría,J] Unidad de Medicina Interna Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Spain. [Martos,F] Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Farmacología, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain. [Perea-Milla,E] Unidad de Investigación, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Spain. [Perea-Milla,E; García-Alegría,J] CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain
Keywords: Infecciones por VIH;Pronóstico
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Immune System Diseases::Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes::HIV Infections
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2009
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Olalla J, Salas D, de la Torre J, Del Arco A, Prada JL, Martos F, Perea-Milla E,et al. Ankle-brachial index in HIV infection. AIDS Res Ther. 2009 Apr 27;6:6
Abstract: Prognosis for patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has improved with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Evidence over recent years suggests that the incidence of cardiovascular disease is increasing in HIV patients. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a cheap and easy test that has been validated in the general population. Abnormal ABI values are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. To date, six series of ABI values in persons with HIV have been published, but none was a prospective study. No agreement exists concerning the risk factors for an abnormal ABI, though its prevalence is clearly higher in these patients than in the general population. Whether this higher prevalence of an abnormal ABI is associated with a higher incidence of vascular events remains to be determined.
Description: Journal Article;
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1186/1742-6405-6-6
ISSN: 1742-6405 (Print)
1940-0640 (Online)
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