Hand exercise test for the assessment of endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in subjects with type 1 diabetes.

@article{Grzelak2010HandET,
  title={Hand exercise test for the assessment of endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in subjects with type 1 diabetes.},
  author={Piotr Grzelak and Marek Olszycki and A. Bad́ıa – Maj{\'o}s and Leszek Czupryniak and Janusz Strzelczyk and Ludomir Stefanczyk},
  journal={Diabetes technology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={605-11}
}
BACKGROUND At present, endothelial dysfunction is best assessed in vivo with measurement of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) with Doppler ultrasound scanning. This test, however, does not account for the subject's age and is uncomfortable for patients. The aim of the study was to compare a new test for endothelium function assessment using hand exercise load. METHODS The study group comprised 31 male patients with type 1 diabetes and 72 healthy men as controls. The subjects in both groups were… CONTINUE READING