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Chronic complications of diabetes mellitus e.a. diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy and retinopathy develop in at least 30-50% of patients with both Type 1 (insulin-dependent) and Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes, and are the major cause of increased morbidity and mortality. The ultimate consequences of diabetes complications include renal failure, foot(More)
A microcomputer program ('EXREG') in GW BASIC was developed for fitting experimental data of A(T) to the equation A = A0 + A1.exp(-K.T) by exponential regression. In an iterative procedure K-values are tested to yield the maximum coefficient of determination. The accuracy of K is further improved in consecutive steps. The program is used to obtain the(More)
Growing evidence indicates that oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is increased in diabetes mellitus; however, the mechanism(s) of this phenomenon is still unclear. gamma-Glutamyl semialdehyde (gammaGSA) is a product of hemin (Fe(3+)-protoporphyrin IX)-catalyzed oxidation of apolipoprotein B-100 (apoB- 100) proline and arginine(More)
OBJECTIVE In recent years the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), a paramount decision-making body of the German health care system challenged the approval of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for regular reimbursement, including lipoprotein apheresis therapy. Years before an interdisciplinary German apheresis working group, established by members of both(More)
BACKGROUND The German Lipoprotein Apheresis Registry (DLAR) has been initiated by members of the Nephrology Foundation (WiNe), the German association of kidney centres (DN), the German society of nephrology (DGfN) and additional medical associations taking part in the apheresis working group. Its goal is the introduction of a substantial database, suitable(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) hyperlipoproteinemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is not affected by treatment of other cardiovascular risk factors. This study sought to assess the effect of chronic lipoprotein apheresis (LA) on the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with progressive cardiovascular disease receiving(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that extracorporeal methods such as lipoprotein apheresis (LA) and hemodialysis (HD) are highly effective in improving the physical status of patients, these treatment options may possibly harm the psychological status and the health related quality of life (HRQL). METHODS The occurrences of anxiety, depression and the HRQL of(More)
The Diabetes Intervention Study (DIS) is a prospective population-based multicentre trial of newly detected cases of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). This report analyses the risk factors for subsequent coronary heart disease and all-cause death during the 11-year follow-up. The prognostic significance of the categories of the NIDDM Policy(More)
We conducted pooled and meta-analyses of the association of the calpain-10 gene (CAPN10) polymorphisms SNP-43, Indel-19 and SNP-63 individually and as haplotypes with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in 3237 patients and 2935 controls of European ancestry. In the pooled analyses, the common SNP-43*G allele was associated with modest but statistically significant(More)
  • U Julius
  • 2003
The regulation of hepatic VLDL secretion mainly depends on apolipoprotein (apo) B synthesis, on microsomal triglyceride transfer protein, insulin and the availability of triglycerides, free fatty acids (FFA) and cholesteryl ester. Four sources of fatty acids are used for lipoprotein synthesis: de-novo lipogenesis, cytoplasmic triglyceride stores, fatty(More)