Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep476 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2016

Mast cell a new player in Type 2 diabetes

Hammdy Nehal , Salam Randa , El Ghaffar Negwa Abd , Mahmoud Eman

Introduction: Mast cells are critical effectors in inflammatory diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and their associated complications. These cells exert their physiological and pathological activities by releasing granules containing histamine, cytokines, chemokines, and proteases, including mast cell-specific chymases and tryptases.Aim of the study: To detect the role of mast cell in diabetic obese and correlation to different dia...

ea0037ep402 | Diabetes (complications & therapy) | ECE2015

Is vitamin D a predictor of premature atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients?

Hammdy Nehal , Abd El Gaffar Nagwa , Abdo Randa , Wadia Mary

Introduction: A poor vitamin D status has been related to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Carotid intima–media thickness (IMT) has shown to be an early marker of subclinical atherosclerotic Therefore, we aimed at examining the association between vitamin D status and the extent of carotid IMT in type 2 diabetics.Subjects and methods: In a cross sectional study 78 type 2 diabetic patients attending the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic i...