Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p486 | Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2009

The effect of weight loss on serum mannose binding lectin levels

Hoeyem Pernille H , Bruun Jens M , Pedersen Steen B , Richelsen Bjoern , Christiansen Jens S , Hansen Troels K

Background: High levels of mannose-binding lectin (MBL), an activator of complement, have been associated with increased mortality and risk of albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is not known if MBL is synthesized in human adipose tissue and the effects of weight loss and changes in insulin sensitivity on MBL levels have been poorly elucidated.Methods: Of 36 nondiabetic obese subjects received a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) of 800 kcal/day f...

ea0032p402 | Diabetes | ECE2013

Signs of accelerated carotid atherosclerosis assessed by MRI in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Hoyem Pernille H , Laugesen Esben , Mikkelsen Anders A F S , Christensen Britt , Opstrup Ulla K , Poulsen Per L , Erlandsen Mogens , Kerwin Bill , Thrysoe Samuel , Christiansen Jens S , Kim Won Y , Hansen Troels K

Introduction: Type 2 diabetes is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis, which causes macro-vascular complications such as cerebral infarctions, myocardial infarctions, and peripheral vascular disease. We aimed to investigate whether there are differences in the morphology of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries assessed by MRI in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients compared to non-diabetic control subjects.Methods: Hundred type 2 diabetic p...