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    • Plasma complement and vascular complement deposition in patients with coronary artery disease with and without inflammatory rheumatic diseases 

      Shields, Kelly J.; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Eidet, Jon Roger; Mikkelsen, Knut; Almdahl, Sven Martin; Bottazzi, Barbara; Lyberg, Torstein; Manzi, Susan; Ahearn, Joseph M; Hollan, Ivana (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-31)
      Purpose: <br> Inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) are associated with accelerated coronary artery disease (CAD), which may result from both systemic and vascular wall inflammation. There are indications that complement may be involved in the pathogenesis of CAD in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study aimed to evaluate the associations between circulating ...