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S Jayasinghe
The paper discusses the management of two individuals with asymptomatic hypertriglyceredemia, a common problem faces by Family Physicians in Malaysia. In such instances it is advisable to exclude an underlying disorder (e.g. metabolic syndrome) and take a pragmatic approach.
2008: Malaysian Family Physician
Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Daniel Fekade, Yared Mezegebu
BACKGROUND: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) improves the longevity of HIV patients. However, the side effect of the drugs leads to development of chronic metabolic and cardiovascular complications. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of the metabolic abnormalities and lipodystrophy among adult Ethiopian HIV infected patients on ART for one year and above. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV infected patients on HAART for one year or more, attending the ART clinics of Tikur Anbessa Specialized hospital in Addis Ababa...
July 2012: Ethiopian Medical Journal
Addisu Y Mengesha
INTRODUCTION: This cross sectional study was done in Gaborone City Council clinics in Botswana. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension and related cardiovascular risk factors among DM patients. METHODS: A total of 401 patients were included in a cross sectional study during a three-month period between December 1, 2003 and February 28, 2004. RESULTS: During the study it was found out that 61...
December 2007: African Health Sciences
Sobha Puppala, Gerald D Dodd, Sharon Fowler, Rector Arya, Jennifer Schneider, Vidya S Farook, Richard Granato, Thomas D Dyer, Laura Almasy, Christopher P Jenkinson, Andrew K Diehl, Michael P Stern, John Blangero, Ravindranath Duggirala
Gallbladder disease (GBD) is one of the major digestive diseases. Its risk factors include age, sex, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (MS). The prevalence of GBD is high in minority populations, such as Native and Mexican Americans. Ethnic differences, familial aggregation of GBD, and the identification of susceptibility loci for gallstone disease by use of animal models suggest genetic influences on GBD. However, the major susceptibility loci for GBD in human populations have not been identified...
March 2006: American Journal of Human Genetics
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