Beate Kindel

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Background: The importance of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been generally accepted. Only very few data about the degree of insulin resistance in a representative group of type 2 diabetic patients are available. The aim of this study was to ascertain the degree of insulin resistance and its relation to metabolic parameters in type 2(More)
Microalbuminuria, an early feature of diabetic nephropathy, indicates intrarenal endothelial damage. In type 2 diabetes, microalbuminuria is strongly related to insulin resistance. We therefore investigated whether rosiglitazone, an insulin-sensitizing drug that is known to improve endothelial dysfunction, was able to improve intrarenal endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the various degrees of glucose tolerance and metabolic parameters have already been examined in various studies. Whether and to what extent the triglycerides (TG) affect other metabolic parameters in the different degrees of glucose tolerance is not certain. We therefore studied the importance of the triglycerides within(More)
BACKGROUND Measurements of plasma free metanephrines provide a sensitive test for the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (P/PGL), with highly elevated levels diagnostic of the disease. However, there is less diagnostic certainty in patients with mild elevations of these catecholamine metabolites. PATIENTS AND METHODS Here we report use of the(More)
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