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Diabetic Foot Complications and Their Risk Factors from a Large Retrospective Cohort Study
Background Foot complications are considered to be a serious consequence of diabetes mellitus, posing a major medical and economical threat. Identifying the extent of this problem and its riskExpand
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The role of ghrelin in the regulation of glucose homeostasis
Abstract Ghrelin is a 28-amino acid (aa) stomach-derived peptide discovered in 1999 as the endogenous ligand for growth hormone secretagogue-receptor (GHS-R). Ghrelin-producing cells constitute aExpand
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Insomnia in primary care settings: Still overlooked and undertreated?
Background: Insomnia is a major medical problem that is often associated with low health status and increased health-care utilization. Therefore, we conducted this study to determine the frequency ofExpand
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Hyperglycemia effect on red blood cells indices.
OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia has an effect on all body tissues; one of them is the bone marrow. This effect is related to protein glycation and other chemical and physiological changes of red blood cellsExpand
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Proapelin is processed extracellularly in a cell line-dependent manner with clear modulation by proprotein convertases
Apelin is a peptide hormone that binds to a class A GPCR (the apelin receptor/APJ) to regulate various bodily systems. Upon signal peptide removal, the resulting 55-residue isoform,Expand
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