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Folate status in type 2 diabetic patients with and without retinopathy

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, August 2015
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Title
Folate status in type 2 diabetic patients with and without retinopathy
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/opth.s77538
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Authors

Giulia Malaguarnera, Caterina Gagliano, Salvatore Salomone, Maria Giordano, Claudio Bucolo, Antonio Pappalardo, Filippo Caraci, Filippo Drago, Teresio Avitabile, Massimo Motta

Abstract

Folate deficiency is associated with cardiovascular disease, megaloblastic anemia, and with hyperhomocysteinemia. This study has been undertaken to investigate the role of folate status during the progression of the diabetic retinopathy. We measured the plasma levels of homocysteine, folic acid, and red cell folate in 70 diabetic type 2 patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), 65 with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), 96 without diabetic retinopathy, and 80 healthy subjects used as a control group. We found higher plasma levels of homocysteine in the NPDR group compared to the control group (P<0.001) and in the PDR group compared to control group (P<0.001) and NPDR group (P<0.01). The severity of diabetic retinopathy was associated with lower folic acid and red cell folate levels, and a significant difference was observed between PDR and NPDR groups (P<0.05). The folate status could play a role in the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Turkey 1 4%
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 23 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Student > Master 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 9 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 17 August 2015.
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#8,089,044
of 14,054,251 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#678
of 1,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105,619
of 235,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#19
of 94 outputs
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