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   Blood rheology is one of the determinants of perfusion and might therefore have an impact on the thromboembolic complications of lupus erythematosus. This study aimed at defining the flow properties of blood in patients with various types of lupus erythematosus. Results for 51 patients were...
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  OBJECTIVES: It has been proposed that elevated blood viscosity contributes to atherothrombotic and thromboembolic processes. We evaluated whether there is increased blood viscosity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that might contribute to cardiovascular complications and reduced tissue...
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  OBJECTIVE: To determine if whole blood viscosity (WBV), a rheologic variable contributing to risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in the general population, is elevated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly SLE patients with a history of thrombotic or...
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  Hyperviscosity, due to alterations of blood cells and plasma components, can induce microvascular damage. Nitric oxide (NO) is released by endothelium and plays a crucial role in flow-mediated vasodilation. An impaired availability of NO, due to polymorphisms of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS),...
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