High serum interleukin-18 concentrations in patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Suchanek2005HighSI,
  title={High serum interleukin-18 concentrations in patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Hanna Suchanek and Jolanta M. Myśliwska and Janusz Siebert and Joanna Więckiewicz and Łukasz Hak and Krzysztof Szyndler and Dorota Kartanowicz},
  journal={European cytokine network},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          177-85
        }
}
AIMS The aim of our study was to analyse the serum level of interleukin 18 (IL-18) in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and to relate this to clinical findings. METHODS The IL-18 level was measured by ELISA in serum samples from 130 CAD patients prior to their first, elective, coronary artery bypass surgery. Forty-three of them had been diabetic for several years. A control group consisted of 31 healthy people matched according to age, BMI, lipid and… CONTINUE READING

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