Per Løgstrup Poulsen

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OBJECTIVE Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a newly identified inhibitor of bone resorption. Recent studies indicate that OPG also acts as an important regulatory molecule in the vasculature. Plasma levels of OPG seem to be elevated in subjects with diabetes as well as in non-diabetic subjects with cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study was to examine(More)
The isokinetic muscle strength in 56 IDDM patients with > 20 years of diabetes duration and in their individually sex-, age-, weight-, and height-matched control subjects was assessed. Peak torque of foot dorsal and plantar flexion and knee and wrist extension and flexion was measured. The neuropathic condition was assessed by a neurological disability(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of the Micral-Test II immunologic test strip for the detection of microalbuminuria, a multicenter evaluation in eight European study sites was performed. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using both the Micral-Test II test strip and the routine method for the determination of albumin concentration, we investigated 2,228 urine(More)
The hepatic protein mannan-binding lectin (MBL) activates the complement system on binding to carbohydrate patterns and is involved in first-line defense against invading microorganisms. Emerging evidence indicates that in some situations MBL may cause inexpedient complement activation and tissue injury through binding to endothelial glycosylations. MBL(More)
Type II diabetes mellitus is associated with congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. This group of patients has been assumed to have isolated diastolic dysfunction; however, the longitudinal systolic contraction of the left ventricle has not been studied previously. The objective of the present study was to investigate the longitudinal(More)
To describe the development in blood pressure (BP) in relation to urinary albumin excretion (UAE) more exactly, 44 initially normoalbuminuric type I diabetic patients and 21 healthy individuals were included in a 3.1-year follow-up study by using ambulatory BP (AMBP) monitoring. Six patients developed microalbuminuria according to accepted criteria(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effects of ACE-i in type 1 diabetic patients with early microalbuminuria with regard to: i) UAE, ii) 24 h AMBP, including the effect on diurnal BP variation, and iii) renal haemodynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS 58 patients with urinary albumin excretion (UAE) between 20-70 microg/min were treated for two years with either the ACE(More)
BACKGROUND In nondiabetic subjects pulse pressure (PP) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease and microalbuminuria. Reduced circadian blood pressure (BP) variation is a potential risk factor for the development of diabetic complications. We investigated the association between retinopathy, nephropathy, macrovascular disease, PP, and diurnal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the long-term effects of the combination of candesartan and lisinopril with high-dose lisinopril on systolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, double-dummy study with a 12-month follow-up. Drug therapy was(More)