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By combining genome-wide association data from 8,130 individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and 38,987 controls of European descent and following up previously unidentified meta-analysis signals in a further 34,412 cases and 59,925 controls, we identified 12 new T2D association signals with combined P<5x10(-8). These include a second independent signal at(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of and risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in women with and without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 636 nonpregnant women with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who were 18-75 years of age and had no abnormalities of the urinary tract, and 153 women without diabetes who were visiting the eye and(More)
We describe a series of twelve patients with a psoas abscess seen in a three-year period in a university hospital and a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands. In our series, five of the 12 patients had a primary psoas abscess. The predisposing conditions were intravenous drug use, diabetes mellitus, prostate carcinoma and haematoma in the psoas muscle(More)
Small and large fibre neuropathy are common findings in patients with long-standing diabetes mellitus. The Thermal Threshold Tester was tested to obtain normal values for thermal perception threshold for warmth and cold. This device produces thermal stimuli by means of a Peltier element placed on the skin. Warm and cold thresholds are measured using a(More)
Nerve conduction studies, tests of autonomic function and terminal nerve branches, and soleus muscle H reflexes were applied to 60 patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus who had no clinical symptoms but abnormal vibratory or temperature perception thresholds indicating subclinical neuropathy. In most patients neurophysiological examination(More)
Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is a rare diagnosis, since there is no squamous epithelium in the thyroid gland. SCC of the thyroid is highly aggressive with a poor prognosis. We present a case of primary SCC of the thyroid: this 88-year-old male patient had a history of hyperthyroidism which was treated with radioactive iodine 25(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder associated with chronic complications such as nephropathy, angiopathy, retinopathy and peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is not often considered to have deleterious effects on the brain. However, long-term diabetes results in a variety of subtle cerebral disorders, which occur more frequently than is commonly(More)
Vitamin D regulates bone metabolism but has also immunoregulatory properties. In HIV-infected patients bone disorders are increasingly observed. Furthermore, low 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) levels have been associated with low CD4(+) counts, immunological hyperactivity, and AIDS progression rates. Few studies have examined the vitamin D status in HIV-infected patients.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Blood glucose concentration has been shown to be an important factor in gastric motility. However, the effect of hyperglycemia on gastric myoelectrical activity has not yet been studied in patients with diabetes. METHODS Surface electrogastrography was performed in eight patients with type I diabetes mellitus under normoglycemic and(More)
Nerve dysfunction in diabetes is associated with increased oxidative stress. Vitamin E depletion also leads to enhanced presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS). We compared systemic and endoneurial ROS activity and nerve conduction in vitamin E-depleted control and streptozotocin-diabetic rats (CE- and DE-), and in normally fed control and diabetic(More)