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BACKGROUND Skin autofluorescence (AF) measured with an AF reader device is a noninvasive tool to measure the tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The aim of the study was to assess the association between AF and microvascular complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). METHODS The study population consisted of 140 DM1(More)
AIMS Our aim was to assess the association between skin autofluorescence (AF) related to advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulation and long-term metabolic control, microvascular complications and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in an observational cohort of type 1 diabetes (DM1). METHODS The analysis included 77 patients with DM1 (28 women(More)
INTRODUCTION Prevalence of partial remission ranges between 20% and 80% in the initial course of type 1 diabetes. In this phase of the disease, a substantial insulin secretion contributes to good metabolic control. The aim of the study was to determine the association between presence of partial remission and occurrence of microangiopathy complications in(More)
INTRODUCTION    Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and cholesteryl ester lipase (CEL) may oxidize low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL). OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to determine the influence of metformin on the metabolism of atherogenic lipid fractions in relation to Lp-PLA2 and CEL levels, as well as assess consequent improvement in(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and reflect the risk of cardiovascular mortality. AGE levels are significantly higher in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare AGE accumulation in the skin of patients with type 1 diabetes and nondiabetic population as(More)
INTRODUCTION There are scarce data about the effect of metformin on lipid profile in patients with type 1 diabetes. OBJECTIVES The present study is the first prospective clinical trial evaluating the effect of combined therapy of metformin and insulin on the pool of oxidized and glycated low‑density lipoproteins (LDL) in young patients with type 1(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) impairment of the coronary circulation has been observed. This phenomenon could be ascribed to the existence of a specific cardiomyopathy. Disturbances in other microcirculation beds--renal and ocular--are mirrored by microalbuminuria and retinopathy, respectively. The association between coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate whether changes in the level of oxidized LDL (oxLDL) over 2-years contribute to the development of subclinical macroangiopathy and/or microvascular complications in patients with DM1. DESIGN AND METHODS Basic clinical and biochemical parameters and oxLDL level were measured in 70 patients at baseline and(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to assess myocardial perfusion by means of non-invasive diagnostic methods and measurement of the plasma concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients with long-lasting type 1 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was performed on 41 Type 1 diabetic patients (23 females, 18 males), aged 30±7.6 with(More)
INTRODUCTION The degeneration of retinal neurons and glial cells has recently been postulated in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows to perform qualitative and quantitative measurements of retinal thickness (RT) with identification of individual retinal layers. OBJECTIVES We compared RT, retinal nerve fiber(More)