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High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) Risk Score in Type 2 Diabetes

2014-08-27 03:14:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The UKPDS risk score is recommended to assess global risk for future coronary heart disease (CHD) events in primary prevention. Recently, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) has emerged as a strong independent risk factor for CHD. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising imaging technique for the evaluation of vascular inflammation that reflects vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Atherosclerosis

Location

Korea University Guro Hospital Dept. of Endocrinology
Seoul
Korea, Republic of

Status

Completed

Source

Korea University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:44-0400

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