Learn More
STUDY OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is often associated with impaired glucose metabolism. Data on the effects of OSAS treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on blood glucose and insulin resistance are conflicting. The study aimed at assessing the immediate effect of CPAP on glucose control measured with a continuous(More)
OBJECTIVE Being the earliest step on the way to atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction is particularly escalated in diabetes. This study aimed at assessing endothelial dysfunction and blood pressure disturbances in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and defining their interrelations. METHODS The study group comprised 52 children and(More)
The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), depressive syndrome cases, and its comorbidity, and to identify predictors of these conditions. Methods. 276 diabetics elders were screened for MCI and depressive symptoms. Detailed information of history of diabetes, and data of BMI, HbA1c, and blood lipids were(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired blood pressure (BP) variation, often found in obesity and hypertension, is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The effect of obesity surgery on BP variation is unknown. We performed this study to investigate the effect of gastric bypass surgery on circadian BP variation in morbidly obese hypertensive subjects. METHODS The(More)
Abstract Background. Incisional hernia is a common problem following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Patients and materials. We report the preliminary results of nonrandomized prophylactic use of polypropylene mesh in a group of 60 consecutive patients. The patients with highest body mass index, and/or history of abdominal hernias and profound(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term effects of bariatric surgery in morbidly obese type 1 patients are unknown. Five to eight-year experience in the case series of type 1 diabetes subjects is presented. METHODS Three poorly controlled type 1 diabetes patients, aged 19, 23, and 28 underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. RESULTS Their maximum body weight reduction(More)
AIMS Sleep is divided into two major stages, non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM), which are distinct in various neuroendocrine respects. NREM/REM cycles influence insulin and glucagon secretion; however, glucose concentrations in REM compared with NREM have not been directly explored. The aim was to investigate the differences in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate serum levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and to determine the predictors (including AGEs, RAGE, and CRP levels) of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes, depression and aging have been associated with pro-inflammatory and prothrombotic state. AIM The aim of the study was to determine the plasma levels of thrombomodulin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and fibrinogen in elderly diabetic patients with and without depressive symptoms and to examine factors (including(More)