Comparison of different risk factors that result in endothelial damage leading to diabetic microangiopathy

KAYACAN S., Kazancioglu R. , OFLAZ H., TUNA S.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.96, sa.4, ss.387-390, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


In this study, the effect of different risk factors (hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperuricemia) on endothelial damage was evaluated in 61 (two of them were type 1; the other patients were type 2) diabetic patients. von Willebrand factor antigen was used as the marker of the endothelial damage. Although there was no significant decrease (P > 0.05) in von Willebrand factor level after regulation of nonregulated diabetes, a significant decrease was determined in nonregulated and hypertensive diabetic patients after improvement of risk factors (P < 0.05). As a result, nonregulated diabetes alone has less effect than nonregulated diabetes plus other risk factors (particularly hypertension) on diabetic angiopathy.