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OBJECTIVE We studied the effects of meal frequency on blood glucose, serum insulin, and FFAs in 12 NIDDM subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Subjects were assigned in random order to two 8-hr observation periods after an overnight fast. They received isocaloric diets with similar composition either as six small or as two large meals. At the end of each(More)
CONTEXT Cotreatment of acromegaly with pegvisomant and a somatostatin analog (SA) has proven feasible. Previous studies in the field have focused on patients with an insufficient response to SA monotherapy in whom pegvisomant was added without changing the SA dose. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to study whether patients sufficiently controlled(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 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)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic maculopathy (DMa) is the most prevalent sight-threatening type of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes and a leading cause of visual loss in the western world. The disease is characterized by hyperpermeability of retinal blood vessels and subsequent formation of hard exudates and macular edema, the degree of which can be estimated by(More)
BACKGROUND Renal denervation (RDN), treating resistant hypertension, has, in open trial design, been shown to lower blood pressure (BP) dramatically, but this was primarily with respect to office BP. METHOD We conducted a SHAM-controlled, double-blind, randomized, single-center trial to establish efficacy data based on 24-h ambulatory BP measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Central blood pressure (BP) has attracted increasing interest because of a potential superiority over brachial BP in predicting cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Several devices estimating central BP noninvasively are now available. The aim of our study was to determine the validity of the Arteriograph, a brachial cuff-based, oscillometric(More)
AIMS To characterize left ventricular function in hypertensive patients with Type 2 diabetes and normal ejection fraction, and to relate these findings to pathogenic factors and clinical risk markers. METHODS We examined 70 hypertensive patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus with ejection fraction > 0.55 and fractional shortening > 0.25, all without any(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)