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World Journal of Diabetes

Takashi Hirase, Eric Ruff, Salim Surani, Iqbal Ratnani
AIM: To determine if topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) results in superior healing rates. METHODS: A systematic review was registered with PROSPERO and performed using PRISMA guidelines. Level I-IV investigations of topical PRP application in DFUs were sought in multiple databases including: MEDLINE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. The search terms used were "platelet rich plasma", "diabetes", "ulcers", and "wound"...
October 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Hidetaka Hamasaki, Yasuteru Hamasaki
AIM: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of anagliptin and linagliptin on the clinical parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).METHODSA 2-year retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients with T2DM who received anagliptin and linagliptin. We enrolled 234 patients (anagliptin group, 117 patients; linagliptin group, 117 patients). RESULTS: The glycemic control considerably improved 3, 6, 12, and 24 mo after the administration of both dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors...
October 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Carolina Beloso, Jorge Souto, Matias Fabregat, Gerardo Romanelli, Gerardo Javiel, Adriana Mimbacas
AIM: To investigate if mutations in TCF7L2 are associated with "atypical diabetes" in the Uruguayan population. METHODS: Healthy, nondiabetic controls ( n = 133) and patients with type 2 diabetes ( n = 177) were selected from among the presenting population at level-3 referral healthcare centers in Uruguay. Patients with type 2 diabetes were subgrouped according to "atypical diabetes" ( n = 92) and "classical diabetes" ( n = 85). Genotyping for the rs12255372 and rs7903146 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TCFTL2 gene was carried out with Taq Man® probes...
September 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Vladislav A Zykov, Taisiia P Tuchina, Denis A Lebedev, Irina B Krylova, Alina Y Babenko, Elvira V Kuleshova, Elena N Grineva, Alekber A Bayramov, Michael M Galagudza
AIM: To evaluate the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 analogs (GLP-1a) combined with insulin on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in diabetic rats. METHODS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was induced in male Wistar rats with streptozotocin (65 mg/kg) and verified using an oral glucose tolerance test. After anesthesia, the left coronary artery was occluded for 40 min followed by 80 min reperfusion. Blood glucose level was measured during surgery. Rats were randomized into six groups as follows: (1) control rats; (2) insulin (0...
September 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Eleni Xourgia, Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Andreas Melidonis
Epicardial adipose tissue is defined as a deposit of adipocytes with pathophysiological properties similar to those of visceral fat, located in the space between the myocardial muscle and the pericardial sac. When compared with subcutaneous adipose tissue, visceral adipocytes show higher metabolic activity, lipolysis rates, increased insulin resistance along with more steroid hormone receptors. The epicardial adipose tissue interacts with numerous cardiovascular pathways via vasocrine and paracrine signalling comprised of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines excretion...
September 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Hidetaka Hamasaki
Recently, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists have become a cornerstone for the treatment of obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), exhibiting favorable effects on the cardiovascular outcome. In T2D, impaired GLP-1 secretion/function is observed, and gut microbiota dysbiosis is related to the GLP-1 resistance. Prior research has revealed that exercise increases GLP-1 levels in healthy and obese individuals; however, the efficacy of exercise on GLP-1 levels in patients with T2D remains unclear...
August 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Vânia Gomes, Florbela Ferreira, José Guerra, Maria João Bugalho
AIM: To determine the incidence and associated factors of new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) in a Portuguese central hospital. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study involved consecutive adult nondiabetic transplant recipients, who had undergone kidney transplantation between January 2012 and March 2016. NODAT was diagnosed according to the criteria of the American Diabetes Association. Data were collected from an institutional database of the Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Department (Santa Maria Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal) and augmented with data of laboratorial parameters collected from the corresponding patient electronic medical records...
July 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Gary Yee Ang
The global disease burden of diabetes mellitus is high. It is well-established that prediabetes is reversible but it is unclear whether diabetes is reversible once it has been diagnosed. The objective of this narrative review is to review the evidence of reversibility of diabetes mellitus and stimulate interest in prolonged remission as a treatment target. The current evidence for bariatric surgery is stronger than intensive medical management and the evidence is stronger for type 2 diabetes patients compared with type 1 diabetes patients...
July 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Harsh Durgia, Jayaprakash Sahoo, Sadishkumar Kamalanathan, Rajan Palui, Kalyani Sridharan, Henith Raj
Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of Charcot neuropathy affecting foot and ankle. Acute Charcot foot (CF) presents with a red and swollen foot in contrast to the painless deformed one of chronic CF. Enhanced osteoclastogenesis plays a central role in the pathogenesis of acute CF. Many studies have shown elevated levels of bone turnover markers in patients with acute CF confirming it. These findings have led clinicians to use anti-resorptive agents [bisphosphonates (BP), calcitonin, and denosumab] along with immobilization and offloading in acute CF patients...
July 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Adejoke Y Onaolapo, Olakunle J Onaolapo
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, life-threatening metabolic disorder that occurs worldwide. Despite an increase in the knowledge of the risk factors that are associated with diabetes mellitus, its worldwide prevalence has continued to rise; thus, necessitating more research into its aetiology. Recent researches are beginning to link a dysregulation of the circadian rhythm to impairment of intermediary metabolism; with evidences that circadian rhythm dysfunction might play an important role in the aetiology, course or prognosis of some cases of diabetes mellitus...
July 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Haleh Ayatollahi, Nader Mirani, Fatemeh Nazari, Narjes Razavi
AIM: To identify factors influencing the use of telemedicine in diabetes management from the perspectives of healthcare professionals. METHODS: This was a quantitative study that was conducted in 2016. The participants were 240 nurses and 55 physicians from three teaching hospitals as well as from one endocrinology and metabolism research center. No sampling method was used and the data were collected by using a five-point (1 to 5) Likert scale questionnaire, which had 37 questions...
June 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Vishal J Patel, Amit A Joharapurkar, Samadhan G Kshirsagar, Brijesh K Sutariya, Maulik S Patel, Hiren M Patel, Dheerendra K Pandey, Rajesh H Bahekar, Mukul R Jain
AIM: To investigate the role of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)/glucagon receptors coagonist on renal dysfunction associated with diabetes and obesity. METHODS: Chronic high-fat diet fed C57BL/6J mice, streptozotocin-treated high-fat diet fed C57BL/6J mice and diabetic C57BLKS/J db/db mice were used as models of diabetes-induced renal dysfunction. The streptozotocin-treated high-fat diet fed mice and db/db mice were treated with the GLP-1 and glucagon receptors coagonist (Aib2 C24 Chimera2, 150 μg/kg, sc ) for twelve weeks, while in chronic high-fat diet fed mice, coagonist (Aib2 C24 Chimera2, 150 μg/kg, sc ) treatment was continued for forty weeks...
June 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Saurav Basu, Suneela Garg, Nandini Sharma, M Meghachandra Singh, Sandeep Garg
AIM: To assess the adherence to self-care practices, glycemic status and influencing factors in diabetes patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational analysis of baseline data from a quasi-experimental study conducted among 375 diabetic patients aged between 18 to 65 years at a major public tertiary care centre in New Delhi, India during February-September' 2016. The Summary of Diabetes Self-care activities measure was used to assess medical adherence in diabetic patients...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Alejandro Castaneda, Edgar Jauregui-Maldonado, Iqbal Ratnani, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
The so-called "metabolic syndrome" (MS), constitutes a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities, including fasting glucose, blood pressure, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and waist circumference that arise from insulin resistance. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway, involving cessation or significant decreased airflow, with intermittent hypoxemia, frequent arousals from sleep and recurrent oxyhemoglobin desaturations that interfere with normal sleep patterns generating difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep and loud snoring...
April 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Lucas Richard Ettinger, Ami Boucher, Elisabeth Simonovich
AIM: To investigate proprioceptive discrepancies in the lower extremity in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 46 older persons were divided into a T2DM group ( n = 23) and a control group who did not have T2DM ( n = 23). Participants were given a brief warm up with stretching exercises. Diabetic neuropathy scores were collected prior to proprioceptive testing. For proprioceptive testing, participants performed leg extensions to randomized target positions of 15°, 30°, 45, 60° degrees of elevation in the sagittal plane, each target was repeated a total of four times...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Patrick R Wood, Evan Manning, Joshua F Baker, Bryant England, Lisa Davis, Grant W Cannon, Ted R Mikuls, Liron Caplan
AIM: To determine the scope of acute hypoglycemic effects for certain anti-rheumatic medications in a large retrospective observational study. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis (VARA) registry were selected who, during follow-up, initiated treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi's, including etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab, golimumab, or certolizumab), prednisone, or conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and for whom proximate random blood glucose (RBG) measurements were available within a window 2-wk prior to, and 6 mo following, medication initiation...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Giridhara R Babu, G V S Murthy, Yamuna Ana, Prital Patel, R Deepa, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Sanjay Kinra, K Srinath Reddy
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis of the association of obesity with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in India among adults. METHODS: To conduct meta-analysis, we performed comprehensive, electronic literature search in the PubMed, CINAHL Plus, and Google Scholar. We restricted the analysis to studies with documentation of some measure of obesity namely; body mass index, waist-hip ratio, waist circumference and diagnosis of hypertension or diagnosis of T2DM...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Sameer Prasada, Cameron Oswalt, Phyllis Yeboah, Georgia Saylor, Donald Bowden, Joseph Yeboah
AIM: To assess the association of resting heart rate with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in the Diabetes Heart Study (DHS). METHODS: Out of a total of 1443 participants recruited into the DHS, 1315 participants with type 2 diabetes who were free of atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia during the baseline exam were included in this analysis. Heart rate was collected from baseline resting electrocardiogram and mortality (all-cause and CVD) was obtained from state and national death registry...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Christian Carpéné, Francisco Les, David Estève, Jean Galitzky
AIM: To study complete dose-dependent effects of obestatin on lipolytic and glucose transport activities in human adipocyte preparations highly responsive to insulin. METHODS: Adipocytes were prepared by liberase digestion from subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue obtained from overweight subjects undergoing plastic surgery. The index of lipolytic activity was the glycerol released in the incubation medium, while glucose transport was assessed by [3 H]-2-deoxyglucose uptake assay...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Victoria A Serhiyenko, Alexandr A Serhiyenko
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is strongly associated with approximately five-fold increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. CAN manifests in a spectrum of things, ranging from resting tachycardia and fixed heart rate (HR) to development of "silent" myocardial infarction. Clinical correlates or risk markers for CAN are age, DM duration, glycemic control, hypertension, and dyslipidemia (DLP), development of other microvascular complications...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
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