Endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation and the progression of retinopathy in Type 2 diabetes.

@article{Spijkerman2007EndothelialDA,
  title={Endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation and the progression of retinopathy in Type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Annemieke M. W. Spijkerman and M A Gall and Lise Tarnow and Jos W R Twisk and Edgar Lauritzen and Henrik Lund-Andersen and J Emeis and Henrik Parving and Coen D A Stehouwer},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={969-76}
}
AIMS To study whether microalbuminuria, endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation are associated with the presence and progression of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS Patients with Type 2 diabetes (n = 328) attending a diabetes clinic were followed for 10 years and examined annually during the last 7 years. Retinopathy was assessed after pupillary dilatation by direct ophthalmoscopy (baseline) and two-field 60 degrees fundus photography (follow-up). Urinary albumin excretion, and… CONTINUE READING

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