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Microalbuminuria is associated with impaired arterial and venous endothelium-dependent vasodilation in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
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PMID:  20354354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Microalbuminuria in Type 2 diabetes is associated with arterial endothelial dysfunction, but the venous bed was never evaluated.
AIM: To study the endothelial function in the venous and arterial bed in patients with Type 2 diabetes with normoalbuminuria or microalbuminuria.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 28 patients with Type 2 diabetes, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <7.5%, who were classified as normo- (albuminuria <30 mg/24 h; no.=16) or microalbuminuric (albuminuria 30-300 mg/24 h; no.=12). Venous and arterial endothelial function were assessed by the dorsal hand vein technique (venodilation by acetylcholine) and brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation, respectively.
RESULTS: Patients were normotensive (systolic arterial pressure: 131.1±10.6 mmHg) and on good metabolic control (HbA1c: 6.6±0.6%). Microalbuminuric patients presented impaired venous (32.9±17.4 vs 59.3±26.5%; p=0.004) and arterial vasodilation (1.8±0.9 vs 5.1±2.4; p<0.001), as compared to normoalbuminuric patients. There was a negative correlation between acetylcholine-induced venodilation and albuminuria (r=-0.62; p<0.001) and HbA1c (r=-0.41; p=0.032). The same was observed between flowmediated arterial vasodilation and albuminuria (r=-0.49; p=0.007) and HbA1c (r=-0.44; p=0.019). Venous and arterial vasodilation was positively correlated (r=0.50; p=0.007).
CONCLUSIONS: Both venous and arterial endothelial function are impaired in Type 2 microalbuminuric diabetics, in spite of good metabolic control, suggesting that other factors are involved in its pathogenesis.
A M V Silva; B D Schaan; L U Signori; R D M Plentz; H Moreno; M C Bertoluci; M C Irigoyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1720-8386     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endocrinol. Invest.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-700     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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