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  1. Research

    Urinary podocyte-associated mRNA levels correlate with proximal tubule dysfunction in early diabetic nephropathy of type 2 diabetes mellitus

    The study assessed mRNA expression of podocyte-associated molecules in urinary sediments of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in relation to urinary podocytes, biomarkers of podocyte injury and of pr...

    Ligia Petrica, Sorin Ursoniu, Florica Gadalean, Adrian Vlad, Gheorghe Gluhovschi, Victor Dumitrascu, Daliborca Vlad, Cristina Gluhovschi, Silvia Velciov, Flaviu Bob, Petru Matusz, Oana Milas, Alina Secara, Anca Simulescu and Roxana Popescu

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:31

    Published on: 6 May 2017

  2. Research

    Inpatient screening for albuminuria and retinopathy to predict long-term mortality in type 2 diabetic patients: a retrospective cohort study

    There is a high hospitalization rate for diabetic patients. Since retinopathy and albuminuria are both important manifestations of microvascular disease in diabetes, our aim was to investigate the effect of re...

    Ya-Mei Hsieh, Wen-Jane Lee, Wayne H.-H. Sheu, Yu-Hsuan Li, Shih-Yi Lin and I.-Te Lee

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:29

    Published on: 3 May 2017

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    Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 levels are increased and partially related to body fat distribution in patients with familial partial lipodystrophy type 2

    Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP4) is an enzyme responsible for glucagon-like peptide-1 inactivation and plays an important role in glucose metabolism.

    Cynthia Melissa Valerio, Juliana Severo de Almeida, Rodrigo Oliveira Moreira, Luiza Barreto. S. Aguiar, Priscila O. Siciliano, Denise P. Carvalho and Amelio F. Godoy-Matos

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:26

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Review

    Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with diabetes

    Although patients with diabetes have 2 to 4 times increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than individuals without diabetes, recent studies indicate that a significant part of patients are in ...

    Marcello Casaccia Bertoluci and Viviane Zorzanelli Rocha

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:25

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Cardiometabolic risk factors, metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes in adolescents in the Sierra region of Ecuador

    Excess weight (overweight and obesity) is the major modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other non-communicable diseases. However, excess weight may not be as predictive of diabetes r...

    Sharon L. Casapulla, Cheryl A. Howe, Gabriela Rosero Mora, Darlene Berryman, Mario J. Grijalva, Edgar W. Rojas, Masato Nakazawa and Jay H. Shubrook

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:24

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  6. Review

    Impact of menopause and diabetes on atherogenic lipid profile: is it worth to analyse lipoprotein subfractions to assess cardiovascular risk in women?

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women at advanced age, who are affected a decade later compared to men. Cardiovascular risk factors in women are not properly investigated nor treated an...

    Marília Izar Helfenstein Fonseca, Isis Tande da Silva and Sandra Roberta G. Ferreira

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:22

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  7. Research

    Type II diabetes mellitus and hyperhomocysteinemia: a complex interaction

    Elevated homocysteine (Hc) levels have a well-established and clear causal relationship to epithelial damage leading to coronary artery disease. Furthermore, it is strongly associated with other metabolic synd...

    Daniel E. Platt, Essa Hariri, Pascale Salameh, Mahmoud Merhi, Nada Sabbah, Mariana Helou, Francis Mouzaya, Rita Nemer, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Hatem El-Shanti, Antoine B. Abchee and Pierre A. Zalloua

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:19

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Comparison of in-hospital glycemic variability and admission blood glucose in predicting short-term outcomes in non-diabetes patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention

    Admission hyperglycemia is associated with increased mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with or without diabetes mellitus after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, effects of...

    Shu-hua Mi, Gong Su, Hong-xia Yang, Yun Zhou, Lei Tian, Tao Zhang and Hong Tao

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:20

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research

    Characteristics of glucose metabolism indexes and continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in patients with insulinoma

    Analyze the clinical applicability of glucose metabolism indexes and continuous glucose monitoring data on the qualitative diagnosis of insulinoma.

    Weijun Gu, Yixin Liu, Hongyan Liu, Guoqing Yang, Qinghua Guo, Jin Du, Nan Jin, Li Zang, Zhaohui Lv, Jianming Ba, Yiming Mu and Jingtao Dou

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:17

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    The burden of diabetes and hyperglycemia in Brazil-past and present: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

    Diabetes, hyperglycemia, and their complications are a growing problem in Brazil. However, no comprehensive picture of this disease burden has yet been presented to date.

    Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Maria Inês Schmidt, Ewerton Cousin, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Elisabeth Barboza França, Fátima Marinho and Ali H. Mokdad

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:18

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  11. Review

    Tissue-specific methylation profile in obese patients with type 2 diabetes before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

    Eating habits, lifestyles, and exposure to specific environmental factors can greatly impact the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), influence the genome epigenetically, and affect the expression of gene...

    Priscila Sala, Raquel Susana Matos de Miranda Torrinhas, Danielle Cristina Fonseca, Graziela Rosa Ravacci, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg and Daniel Giannella-Neto

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:15

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  12. Research

    C-peptide is independent associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a community-based study

    Because the relationship between C-peptide and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is controversial, the aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between C-peptide and DPN in community-based Chinese ...

    Xiaona Qiao, Hangping Zheng, Shuo Zhang, Siying Liu, Qian Xiong, Fei Mao, Zhaoyun Zhang, Jie Wen, Hongying Ye, Yiming Li and Bin Lu

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:12

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  13. Research

    Brazilian dietary patterns and the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet-relationship with metabolic syndrome and newly diagnosed diabetes in the ELSA-Brasil study

    Studies evaluating dietary patterns, including the DASH diet, and their relationship with the metabolic syndrome and diabetes may help to understand the role of dairy products (low fat or full fat) in these co...

    Michele Drehmer, Andrew O. Odegaard, Maria Inês Schmidt, Bruce B. Duncan, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Sheila M. Alvim Matos, Maria del Carmen B. Molina, Sandhi M. Barreto and Mark A. Pereira

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:13

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Research

    Post-challenge insulin concentration is useful for differentiating between coronary artery disease and cardiac syndrome X in subjects without known diabetes mellitus

    Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is characterized by angina pectoris but with patent coronary arteries. Our previous study demonstrated that subjects with CSX had a higher fasting insulin-resistance (IR) than the cont...

    Kae-Woei Liang, Wayne H.-H. Sheu, Wen-Jane Lee, Wen-Lieng Lee, Hung-Chih Pan, I.-Te Lee and Jun-Sing Wang

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:10

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  15. Research

    Health-related quality of life and utility values associated to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated in the Brazilian Public Health System: a multicenter study

    Hypoglycemia is a critical and limiting factor of a good metabolic control and can adversely affect the quality of life of diabetic patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the health-related quality of ...

    Luciana Bahia, Rosane Kupfer, Denise Momesso, Debora A. P. Cabral, Balduino Tschiedel, Marcia Puñales, Suzana Lavigne, Cristina F. S. Façanha, Adriana C. Forti, Angela D. N. Mendes and Bernardo R. Tura

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:9

    Published on: 28 January 2017

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    Prevalence and risk factors of diabetes in a large community-based study in North India: results from a STEPS survey in Punjab, India

    India is the diabetes capital with home to 69.1 million people with DM, the second highest number of cases after China. Recent epidemiological evidence indicates a rising DM epidemic across all classes, both a...

    Jaya Prasad Tripathy, J. S. Thakur, Gursimer Jeet, Sohan Chawla, Sanjay Jain, Arnab Pal, Rajendra Prasad and Rajiv Saran

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:8

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  17. Research

    Interaction between peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma polymorphism and obesity on type 2 diabetes in a Chinese Han population

    The aim of this study was to investigate the association of four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) risk and...

    Xiaohui Lv, Li Zhang, Jiayu Sun, Zhigang Cai, Qing Gu, Ruipeng Zhang and Aiyun Shan

    Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2017 9:7

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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