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Diabetic Retinopathy and Atherosclerosis: is there a Link?
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PMID:  23094754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness amongst the working-age population, and diabetes acceleratedcardiovascular disease (CVD) the commonest cause of death in diabetic patients. Although, there is evidence suggesting a close association between DR and CVD, particularly in patients with Type 2 diabetes, the pathophysiology underlying the link is unclear. Here we review common risk factors and pathogenic mechanisms linking DR and CVD, and aim to highlight the need for a more holistic view of the management of diabetes and its complications. The understanding of the link between the two complications could eventually lead to refined management strategies and improved patient outcomes in the expanding diabetes epidemic.
Authors:
Thomas Phillip Ellis; Ruhul Hassan Choudhury; Kirti Kaul; Mohit Chopra; Eva Maria Kohner; Joanna Mary Tarr; Rakesh Chibber
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current diabetes reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-6417     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Diabetes Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101253260     Medline TA:  Curr Diabetes Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Science Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry University of Exeter St Luke's Campus Magdalen Road Exeter, EX1 2LU UK. rakesh.chibber@pms.ac.uk.
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