Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p408 | Diabetes | ECE2013

Fibroblast growth factor 21: a new predictor of cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes

Lenart-Lipinska Monika , Matyjaszek-Matuszek Beata , Gernand Wojciech , Solski Janusz , Nowakowski Andrzej

Introduction: The course of type 2 diabetes (DM2) is linked with increased fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) concentrations, however little information is available on the prognostic significance of FGF21 in DM2. The aim of the study was to assess whether FGF21 may be a predictor of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with DM2.Patients and methods: The study comprised 87 patients with DM2, aged 57–66 years, with the median duration of diabetes ...

ea0022p368 | Diabetes | ECE2010

Comparative evaluation of serum concentrations of a novel adipocytokine, fibroblast growth factor-21 in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity

Matuszek Beata , Lenart-Lipinska Monika , Duma Dariusz , Solski Janusz , Nowakowski Andrzej

Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) is a novel adipocytokine, which is believed to be involved in improvement of insulin sensitivity and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.The aim of the study was comparative assessment of FGF-21 concentrations in serum of patients with type 2 diabetes and evaluation of possible relationships between the studied cytokine and selected clinical and biochemical parameters.Forty-four patients with type 2...

ea0014p51 | (1) | ECE2007

Comparison of plasma homocysteine concentrations (HYC) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and newly or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Kurowska Maria , Tarach Jerzy S , Gernand Wojciech , Kudlicki Janusz , Tarkowski Adam , Nowakowski Andrzej , Czekajska Teresa , Solski Janusz

Introduction: The patients with ACS and scheduled for an elective coronary angiography have high frequency of both newly and previously diagnosed diabetes. The diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction have an increased risk of death. Elevated blood HYC is strongly related to an increased risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. This association is particularly evident in patients with diabetes.Aim of the study: An attempt to evaluat...