Arterial stiffness, carotid artery intima-media thickness and plasma myeloperoxidase level in children with type 1 diabetes.

@article{Heilman2009ArterialSC,
  title={Arterial stiffness, carotid artery intima-media thickness and plasma myeloperoxidase level in children with type 1 diabetes.},
  author={Kaire Heilman and Mihkel Zilmer and Kersti Zilmer and Mare Lintrop and Priit Kampus and J. J. Kals and Vallo Tillmann},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={168-73}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study investigated the functional-structural changes of the arteries along with a new biochemical marker of atherosclerosis, plasma myeloperoxidase level, in children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). METHODS We studied 30 children with T1DM, aged 4.7-18.6 years (mean T1DM duration 5.4+/-3.4 years, mean HbA(1c) 9.8%) and 30 healthy subjects, matched by sex, age and body mass index. Fasting blood samples were obtained for myeloperoxidase (MPO). Ultrasonography and pulse wave… CONTINUE READING