atheroma

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atheroma

[‚ath·ə′rōm·ə]
(medicine)
A lipid deposit in the inner wall of an artery; characteristic of atherosclerosis.
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The significance of carotid artery atheromas on panoramic radiographs in the diagnosis of occult metabolic syndrome.
Once the atheromas were confirmed on Colour Doppler USG by a general radiologist who was blinded and unaware of the OPG results, these particular patients were evaluated by a M.
Palm Tocotrienols protect ApoE +/- mice from diet induced atheroma formation.
The primary endpoint, percent atheroma volume (PAV), decreased by a mean of 1.
Plaque regression was demonstrated by a reduction in the mean percent atheroma volume from 39.
pneumoniae DNA was present in the majority of samples and that the few methods yielding positive results were closer to the truth, while those failing to yield a positive reaction could not detect the target either due to the failure of DNA extraction from atheroma tissues or due to some undetected inhibitory mechanism.
62), Animal model studies of the relationship between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease demonstrate that clinically induced oral infection with P gingivalis will increase atheroma size and elevate CRP levels in the blood.
IVUS allows for imaging of the vessel-wall intima, and often reveals bulky atheromas, calcification, and fibrous or lipotic depositions in angiographically normal vessel segments.
Chlamydia pneumoniae infects vascular and endothelial cells and has been identified in and grown from atheromas.