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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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Although many studies have investigated aortic atheromas, the mechanism of thrombus formation remains unclear.
The significance of carotid artery atheromas on panoramic radiographs in the diagnosis of occult metabolic syndrome.
In general, it is reported that atheromas occur most frequently in the AIA, the RCA and the CXA (Herzog et al, 2007; Mendoza-Rodriguez et al, 2010; Wang et al.), but most do not specify in which segments they are located.
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.D.
Palm Tocotrienols protect ApoE +/- mice from diet induced atheroma formation.
The primary endpoint, percent atheroma volume (PAV), decreased by a mean of 1.04% in 159 diabetic patients and by 1.21% in 880 nondiabetic patients compared with baseline --significant drops in both groups, Dr.
(23) Comparison of intensive statin therapy (atorvastatin 80 mg) vs standard-dose therapy (pravastatin 40 mg) in patients with coronary artery disease in the Reversing Atherosclerosis with Aggressive Lipid Lowering (REVERSAL) trial demonstrated that after 18 months of treatment, intensive statin therapy reduced LDL-C by 46% to 79 mg/dL and slowed plaque progression (-0.4% change in atheroma volume [P = .98]), as determined by IVOS, whereas standard-dose therapy reduced LDL-C by 25% to 110 mg/dL and resulted in plaque progression (2.7% increase in atheroma volume [P = .001]).
(5) Fifteen years later, von Haller was first to identify such a lesion as an "atheroma," a term used in Greek literature to describe a space filled with gruellike matter.
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.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, he stressed that "nonobstructive disease is not necessarily mild, and a normal angiogram is not necessarily normal." 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.