Spirometry and diffusion studies in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus and their association with microvascular complications.

@article{Agarwal2010SpirometryAD,
  title={Spirometry and diffusion studies in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus and their association with microvascular complications.},
  author={Abhinav Agarwal and Abhijit Fuladi and Gauri Mishra and B. O. Tayade},
  journal={The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={213-6}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a systemic disease with-well known complications involving eyes, kidneys and nerves. The presence of an extensive pulmonary microvascular circulation and abundant connective tissue raises the possibility that lung may also be a target organ in diabetes. METHODS A total of 45 subjects were included in the study. All patients were evaluated for diabetic microangiopathies: nephropathy (by 24-hour protein excretion), retinopathy (by direct ophthalmoscopy) and neuropathy (by… CONTINUE READING
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