Learn More
T ype 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is associated with a 2-to 3-fold increased risk for development of cardiovascu-lar disease (CVD), including acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. The macrovascular pathologies in T2D include a more severe development of atherosclerosis, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction. 4(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) has been proposed to contribute to development of vascular complications in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim of the present study was to determine if plasma renin levels are associated with the severity of vascular changes in subjects with and without T2D. METHODS Renin was analyzed by(More)
BACKGROUND This paper presents the results over a 2-year follow-up of the first human trial of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for correction of hyperopia using an erodible disc excimer laser delivery system (Summit) coupled to an axicon lens. METHODS We treated 25 eyes of 21 patients for a mean correction of +3.38 +/- 0.97 D (range, +1.00 to +4.00 D).(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by a metabolic shift from fat to carbohydrates and failure to increase myocardial glucose uptake in response to workload increments. We verified whether this pattern is influenced by an abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT). In 10 patients with DCM, 5 with normal glucose tolerance (DCM-NGT) and 5 with AGT (DCM-AGT),(More)
  • 1