TITLE

Homocysteine Serum Levels in Diabetic Patients with Non Proliferative, Proliferative and without Retinopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Malaguarnera, Giulia; Gagliano, Caterina; Giordano, Maria; Salomone, Salvatore; Vacante, Marco; Bucolo, Claudio; Caraci, Filippo; Reibaldi, Michele; Drago, Filippo; Avitabile, Teresio; Motta, Massimo
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
BioMed Research International;2014, Vol. 2014, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Homocysteine has been associated with extracellular matrix changes. The diabetic retinopathy is a neurovascular complication of diabetes mellitus and it is the leading cause of vision loss among working adults worldwide. In this study, we evaluate the role of homocysteine in diabetic retinopathy analyzing the plasma levels of homocysteine in 63 diabetic type 2 patients with nonproliferative retinopathy (NPDR), 62 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), 50 healthy subjects used as control group, and 75 randomly selected patients.
ACCESSION #
100578226

 

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