Inflammatory biomarkers and progression of diabetic retinopathy in African Americans with type 1 diabetes.

@article{Roy2013InflammatoryBA,
  title={Inflammatory biomarkers and progression of diabetic retinopathy in African Americans with type 1 diabetes.},
  author={M. Sumender Roy and Malvin N. Janal and Juan A Crosby and Robert J. Donnelly},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={5471-80}
}
PURPOSE We examined whether baseline plasma levels of markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction are associated with the incidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in African Americans with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS At baseline and follow-up examinations, detailed ocular examination, structured clinical interview, venous blood specimens, and masked grading of seven standard field retinal photographs were obtained. Baseline plasma levels of 28 inflammatory… CONTINUE READING
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