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BACKGROUND AND AIMS We showed that continuing education can be embedded into routine diabetes care by seeing patients in small groups rather than individually. Group care was cost-effective in improving quality of life, knowledge of diabetes, health behaviours and clinical outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to verify if group(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels are independently associated with subclinical peripheral atherosclerosis. METHODS Clinical variables, cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, 10-year CV risk, the ankle-brachial Index (ABI), and the carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) were determined in a sample of(More)
We evaluated clinical implications of the white-coat effect (WCE) in cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification in the primary prevention setting of a Lipid Clinic. We compared home self blood pressure measurement (SBPM) with office blood pressure (BP) readings and BP measured by a nurse before and after the visit on consecutive subjects, free of previous CV(More)
BACKGROUND Low (< or = 90) Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) values identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality. Implications for CV risk classification from routinely measuring ABI in the context of a Lipid Clinic have not been fully investigated. We aimed to evaluate whether and to what extent routine ABI determination on top of(More)
The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) increases with advancing age. However, aging per se is associated with increased prevalence of most of the abnormalities contributing to the MS. Whether MS in older people consistently identifies a true pathophysiological entity or a casual aggregation of aging-associated metabolic abnormalities, remains to be(More)
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