Teresa González-Alegre

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BACKGROUND Variation in the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is related to the progression of atherosclerosis in the lower extremities and is associated with mid-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in ABI after four years of follow-up of individuals in the general population, and the factors associated(More)
AIMS To determine whether postprandial lipid levels are markers of clinical and subclinical macrovascular disease in a select group of patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS We recruited 119 local patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate metabolic control (HbA1c <8%). The patients were being treated with dietary measures and/or oral antihyperglycemic(More)
OBJECTIVE Intima-media thickness (IMT) is increased in subjects with prediabetes or newly diagnosed diabetes. However, no previous studies have evaluated the relationship between the severity of carotid atherosclerosis, assessed by the presence of carotid plaques or stenosis, and the glycemic status, assessed either by fasting glucose, an oral glucose(More)
AIM To evaluate the performance of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) and a simplified FINDRISC score (MADRISC) in screening for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (UT2DM) and dysglycaemia. METHODS A population-based, cross-sectional, descriptive study was carried out with participants with UT2DM, ranged between 45-74 years and lived in two(More)
INTRODUCTION The presence of erectile dysfunction (ED) could be a warning of vascular disease in different arterial territories. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ED and the presence of atherosclerosis in 2 different vascular beds: carotid and lower limbs. METHODS A total of 614 volunteers between 45 and 74 years of(More)
AIM To describe the prevalence of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in a random population sample and to evaluate its relationship with Mediterranean diet and with other potential cardiovascular risk factors such as serum uric acid and pulse pressure in individuals ranged 45 to 74 years. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of 1568 subjects (mean age 6.5 years,(More)
AIM This study aimed to investigate the association between a polymorphism in the hepatic lipase (LIPC) gene promoter and the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in persons with type 2 diabetes. PATIENT AND METHODS We evaluated 120 type 2 diabetics and identified those with PAD according to the ankle-arm index. The G-250A polymorphisms in the(More)
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