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Independent associations of total and high molecular weight adiponectin with cardiometabolic risk and surrogate markers of enhanced early atherogenesis in black and white patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Patrick H Dessein1*, Angela J Woodiwiss1, Gavin R Norton1, Linda Tsang2 and Ahmed Solomon3

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1 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

2 Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

3 Department of Rheumatology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:R128  doi:10.1186/ar4308

Published: 20 September 2013

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Independent relations of high molecular weight-total adiponectin ratio with cardiometabolic risk and surrogate markers of enhanced early atherogenesis in African black and white patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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