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BACKGROUND The diagonal ear lobe crease (ELC) has been suggested as a simple marker of vascular disease in the general population but there are few data from diabetic patients despite their increased risk of angiopathy. AIM To determine whether the ELC is a clinically useful sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) or retinopathy in type 2 diabetes. (More)
We examined the prognosis of well-characterised community-based diabetic patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). We studied 496 adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes participating in a prospective observational study. In addition to detailed clinical and laboratory data, a single mid-stream urine sample was taken for aerobic culture and(More)
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