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The aim of this study was to compare whether oxidized LDL (oxLDL), anti-oxLDL and anti-annexin (anx) A5 antibodies are associated with clinical features of primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS), and to compare these to well-defined groups of non-PAPS myocardial infarction survivors (non-PAPS MI) and to non-PAPS patients with pulmonary emboli (non-PAPS(More)
This study was aimed at investigating daily fluctuation of PAI-1 levels in relation to insulin resistance (IR) and daily profile of plasma insulin and glucose levels in 26 type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (group A), 10 T2D patients without CAD (group B), 12 nondiabetics with CAD (group C), and 12 healthy controls (group D).(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) and/or apolipoprotein (a) (apo(a)) may be markers for clinical features of 37 patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and to compare with 37 age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS Apo(a) and Lp(a) concentrations were determined by ELISA and immunonephelometry, respectively. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE In vitro, stimulation of monocytes with antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies resulted in increased secretion of TNF-alpha, but association of aPL with features of diabetes mellitus is not clarified yet. Therefore, we investigated the distribution of anticardiolipin (aCL), anti-β2gpI (aβ2gpI), anti-annexin A5 (aannxA5), and anti-oxLDL (aoxLDL)(More)
This study aimed to analyse the impact of obesity in type 2 diabetes (T2D) on adipocytokines (adiponectin, leptin and resistin) and inflammatory markers (TNF-α, IL-6 and hsCRP) as cardiovascular risk factors. A cross-sectional study comparing the basal levels of adipocytokines and inflammatory markers was done in 18 obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²) (group A), 21(More)
OBJECTIVES Defining adequate reference limits (RLs) for thyroid hormones is an important task for support monitoring and the treatment of subclinical thyroid disease. We determined whether there are age-related RLs for thyroid parameters in male and female outpatients free of overt thyroid disease. DESIGN We analyzed 22,860 results (11,440 male and 11,420(More)
INTRODUCTION Several cardiovascular manifestations in patients with diabetes may be asymptomatic. Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is considered to be the earliest metabolic myocardial lesion in these patients, and can be diagnosed with tissue Doppler echocardiography. Silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) is a characteristic and frequently(More)
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