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ObjectivesTo investigate common carotid intima‐media thickness in a cohort of patients who were vertically infected with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV‐1).MethodsWe conducted a cross‐sectional observational study. Human immunodeficiency virus 1–infected patients were compared with age‐, sex‐, and body mass index‐matched healthy participants. Common carotid intima‐media thickness was measured in all participants on both sides of the neck, and the mean intima‐media thickness was calculated. Metabolic parameters and markers of inflammation were measured only in HIV‐1–infected patients. Statistical analysis was performed by multiple regression and by a matrix of Pearson correlation coefficients. The Student t test was used to compare mean common carotid intima‐media thickness values between groups.ResultsForty patients (21 female) with HIV‐1 infection acquired from birth with a …
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication date: 
1 May 2013

Antonio Di Biagio, Raffaella Rosso, Paolo Maggi, Debora Mazzei, Claudia Bernardini, Loredana Nulvesu, Andrea Parisini, Elena Nicco, Fabrizio De Carli, Guido Rodriguez, Claudio Viscoli

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Volume: 32 Issue: 5 Pages: 763-768
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine