Tag: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitides (AAVs)

1. Cigarette smoking was associated with increased risk of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated-vasculitis. Evidence Rating: 3 (Average) Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) confers high mortality and morbidity for affected patients and likely has a multifactorial etiology. While contribution from environmental factors have been previously documented, the association between cigarette smoking and...
Association Between Visit-to-Visit Blood Pressure Variability in Early Adulthood and Myocardial Structure and Function in Later Life 1. Greater variability in visit-to-visit systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings in early adulthood is associated with adverse myocardial structure changes and impaired systolic and diastolic function. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Blood pressure (BP) control...
1. In this study of decedents from 1999 to 2017, mortality due to antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) -related illness was found to have decreased by an average of 1.6% per year. 2. Following stratification, non-Hispanic whites, men, and Midwesterners appeared to be disproportionately affected by AAV, but it remained...