Journal article

Fibrinogen is a marker for nephropathy and peripheral vascular disease in type 1 diabetes: studies of plasma fibrinogen and fibrinogen gene polymorphism in the DCCT/EDIC cohort.

Richard L Klein, Steven J Hunter, Alicia J Jenkins, Deyi Zheng, Andrea J Semler, Jennifer Clore, W Timothy Garvey, undefined DCCT/ECIC STUDY GROUP

Diabetes Care | American Diabetes Association | Published : 2003


We examined whether plasma fibrinogen levels and the beta-fibrinogen gene G(-455)-->A polymorphism were related to microvascular or macrovascular disease in patients (n = 909) with type 1 diabetes enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/ EDIC). Univariate regression showed that fibrinogen levels were correlated with BMI (r = 0.15; P < 0.0001), HbA(1c) (r = 0.11; P = 0.0014), total cholesterol (r = 0.17; P < 0.0001), and LDL cholesterol (r = 0.16; P < 0.0001) in all patients. In men, but not women, waist-to-hip ratio (r = 0.20; P 300 mg/24 h) was accompanied by 1.5-fold increment in plasma fibrinogen compared with..

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