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Type 2 diabetes-associated carotid plaque burden is increased in patients with retinopathy compared to those without retinopathy

Overview of attention for article published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, March 2015
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Title
Type 2 diabetes-associated carotid plaque burden is increased in patients with retinopathy compared to those without retinopathy
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Cardiovascular Diabetology, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12933-015-0196-1
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Authors

Núria Alonso, Alicia Traveset, Esther Rubinat, Emilio Ortega, Nuria Alcubierre, Jordi Sanahuja, Marta Hernández, Angels Betriu, Carmen Jurjo, Elvira Fernández, Didac Mauricio

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality among subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has been associated with an increased risk for CVD. The present study was designed to test the concept that T2D patients with DR, but without previous cardiovascular (CV) events and with normal renal function, have an increased atherosclerotic burden compared with patients without DR. A cross-sectional study was performed using patients with normal renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 ml/min) and without previous CV events. A total of 312 patients (men, 51%; mean age, 57 yrs; age range 40-75 yrs) were included in the study; 153 (49%) of the patients had DR. B-mode carotid ultrasound imaging was performed for all of the study subjects to measure the carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaques in the common carotid artery (CCA), bifurcation and internal carotid artery (ICA). The percentage of carotid plaques in T2D patients with DR was higher than in T2D patients without DR (68% vs. 52.2%, p = 0.0045), and patients with DR had a higher prevalence of ≥2 carotid plaques (44.4% vs. 21.4%; p < 0.0001). No differences were observed in the cIMT measured at different carotid regions between the patients with or without DR. Using multivariate logistic regression (adjustment for major risk factors for atherosclerosis), DR was independently associated with mean-internal cIMT (p = 0.0176), with the presence of carotid plaques (p = 0.0366) and with carotid plaque burden (≥2 plaques; p < 0.0001). The present study shows that DR in T2D patients without CVD and with normal renal function is associated with a higher atherosclerotic burden (presence and number of plaques) in the carotid arteries. These patients may be at a higher risk for future CV events; therefore, an ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries should be considered in patients with DR for more careful and individualised CV assessment and follow-up.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Other 2 5%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 45%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Engineering 2 5%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 13 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2015.
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#1,916,883
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Outputs from Cardiovascular Diabetology
#86
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Outputs of similar age
#56,439
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Outputs of similar age from Cardiovascular Diabetology
#6
of 26 outputs
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