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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression and the activity of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the hearts of diabetic patients with chronic coronary heart(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of peri-procedural intensive glycemic control (IGC) during early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on restenosis rate in hyperglycemic patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE ACE inhibitors delay the progression from incipient to overt diabetic nephropathy and reduce albumin excretion rate (AER), independently of blood pressure. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate: 1) the effects of insulin administration on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) during exercise, and 2) the eventual impairment of the(More)
BACKGROUND In Type 2 diabetic patients, clinical diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy (DN) is generally based on the concomitant presence of abnormal albuminuria and severe retinopathy. In this(More)