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BACKGROUND The PREDATORR (PREvalence of DiAbeTes mellitus, prediabetes, overweight, Obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperuricemia and chronic kidney disease in Romania) study is the first national study analyzing the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and prediabetes, and their association with cardiometabolic, sociodemographic, and lifestyle risk factors in the(More)
PURPOSE The objectives were to assess the prevalence of overweight/obesity, abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS), and to evaluate the characteristics of the metabolically unhealthy lean (MUHL) and metabolically healthy overweight/obese (MHO) phenotypes in a Romanian population-based sample from the PREDATORR study. METHODS PREDATORR was an(More)
Neuropathy is one of the many complications of diabetes mellitus, along with micro- and macroangiopathy. Chronic sensorimotor distal symmetric polyneuropathy is the most common form between neuropathies; more than 30% of the diabetic patients are affected by this complication. Treatment is based on three cornerstones: (1) multifactorial intervention aimed(More)
The relationship between nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex one, the evaluation and correction of nutritional deficits being integral part of therapy in these patients. The diet that consists in excessive consumption of meat, sugar, fats (with a higher 0 6 /o) 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ratio) are factors involved in the(More)
Abnormal hemostasis tests and bleeding are often associated in liver cirrhosis. In these patients the balance between hypo- and hypercoagulation status is more fragile than in healthy people. In the hemostatic abnormalities associated with chronic liver disease are two main chategory factors: favoring hemorrage and favoring thrombosis. The main factors that(More)
Pruritus, fatigue and osteoporosis are the main symptoms of the extra hepatic manifestations of chronic cholestasis that affect patients' quality of life. Pruritus affects more often female patients, varies as intensity during a day and for longer period of time, typically can be localized on the palms of hands and soles of feet or can be generalized.(More)
Diabetic nephropathy became nowadays the main cause of end-stage renal disease in the Western world. Common diagnosis tools can detect only late stages of the renal disease, without means of reversibility. The scientific research identified some specific methods of evaluation, detecting early modifications in the renal structure and function. These methods(More)
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus is nowadays responsible for many cases of liver disease. According to recent research, it seems to be characterized by a great deal of metabolic abnormalities, most of them due to insulin resistance, which is present in the virus C-induced disease more often than in chronic hepatitis B or in the general population.(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a heterogenous disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and induced by a large number of etiopathogenic conditions. Beside type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which account for almost 90% of all cases, practitioners may encounter patients with more infrequent forms of diabetes, as those induced by mutations of a single gene, atypical(More)