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