Zoltan Pataky

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UNLABELLED Patients with diabetes have been shown to suffer from increased fall risk. However, authors disagree as to whether only diabetic patients with neuropathy, or also those without neuropathy, present gait alterations. Existing studies evaluate gait indoors, i.e. in specialized gait laboratories. This study evaluates gait parameters in diabetic(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the 3 years incidence of cardiometabolic risk factors, such as impaired fasting glucose, reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, increased plasma triglycerides or blood pressure as well as impaired glucose tolerance in overweight or obese (ow/ob) and normal body weight (nbw) subjects metabolically normal at(More)
AIMS To evaluate the distribution of plantar pressure during walking on a level gradient in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus without any microvascular and macrovascular complications and to compare them with non-diabetic control subjects. METHODS A group of 15 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus without either peripheral neuropathy or peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND Success after bariatric surgery should also reflect improvement in psychosocial functioning. The objective of this study was to assess the relationships between both mental health and eating disorders and weight loss in morbidly obese patients 2 years after gastric bypass. METHODS Forty-three obese women (mean age, 39.3 +/- 1.4 years; mean body(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity has been associated with significant abnormalities of the cardiac autonomic regulation. However, the precise impact of increasing body weight on cardiac autonomic function and the metabolic and hormonal contributors to these changes are presently unclear. The aim of our study was to explore in subjects with increasing values of body mass(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate abnormalities in coronary circulatory function in 2 different disease entities of obese (OB) and morbidly obese (MOB) individuals and to evaluate whether these would differ in severity with different profiles of endocannabinoids, leptin, and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma levels. BACKGROUND There is increasing(More)
Foot infections are frequent and potentially devastating complications of diabetes. Unchecked, infection can progress contiguously to involve the deeper soft tissues and ultimately the bone. Foot ulcers in people with diabetes are most often the consequence of one or more of the following: peripheral sensory neuropathy, motor neuropathy and gait disorders,(More)
AIMS The reduction of high plantar pressure in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy is mandatory for prevention of foot ulcers and amputations. We used a new biofeedback-based method to reduce the plantar pressure at an at-risk area of foot in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. METHODS Thirteen diabetic patients (age 60.8 +/- 12.3(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of high peak plantar pressure (PP) in the development of foot ulcer is well known. However, few studies have analyzed the real impact of callosities on plantar pressure and ulcer formation. METHODS The plantar pressure (PP) in patients with diabetes mellitus was studied in three groups, of a total number of 33 type 2 diabetic(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Morbid obesity is associated with a high prevalence of psychopathological conditions that might have an impact on postsurgery outcomes. This review summarizes recent data about psychological disorders in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery as well as the assessment and impact of these factors on postsurgery outcomes. RECENT(More)