Prevalence and predictors of elevated central venous pressure and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with lower extremity chronic venous disease

ConclusionsCompared with the general population, the prevalence of elevated CVP and OSA is significant in this cohort of patients. Age, diabetes, and right lower extremity chronic venous insufficiency symptoms seem to be predictors of elevated CVP. Larger, population-based prevalence studies are needed to confirm these findings.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
AbstractAims/IntroductionWhile moderate alcohol consumption lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in European populations, the same cannot be assumed for Japanese patients with diabetes related to low insulin secretion rather than resistance. We aimed to evaluate the effects of daily alcohol consumption on glucose tolerance and diabetes development risk in Japanese populations.Materials and MethodsThis retrospective study randomly enrolled 452 men and 659 women aged 40 –78 years in 2005 (Gifu, Japan). The participants completed a 75‐g oral glucose tolerance test and medical questionnaire. The homeostasis model assessm...
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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