cytokine profiles were analyzed in 74 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), with DR (n = 46) or ... vascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), results in ...
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Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science, vol. 38, no. 4, 2008
Cytokine Profile of Peripheral Blood in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy
Jong-Han Lee,1 Woonhyung Lee,1 Oh Hun Kwon,1 Jeong-Ho Kim,1 Oh Woong Kwon,2 Kyung Hwan Kim, 3 and Jong-Baeck Lim1 Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine, 2Ophthalmology, and 3Pharmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Abstract. To evaluate the usefulness of cytokine levels of peripheral blood in diabetic retinopathy (DR), demographic and biochemical parameters including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) diameter as well as cytokine profiles were analyzed in 74 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), with DR (n = 46) or without DR (n = 28). DM duration was longer in the patients with DR than without (p