Endothelial Dysfunction and Diabetes

2014-08-27 03:14:50 | BioPortfolio


The aim of the study is to progress in the understanding of the early retinal vascular and neural abnormalities in patients with diabetes, using a new device, the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer. The Dynamic Vessel Analyzer allows to measure the diameter of the retinal vessels and to assess how it varies in presence of various stimuli. Then, we will be able to assess if a vascular and/or a neural dysfunction is present early in patient with diabetes.


Twenty patients with type 1 diabetes without diabetic retinopathy and without arterial hypertension will be compared with 20 sex and aged-matched healthy control subjects. To assess the presence of retinal endothelial dysfunction, the variations of the diameters of the retinal vessels will be assessed using the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer, before and after flicker light stimulation, sublingual nitroglycerin, neosynephrine eyedrops, and isometric contraction. To assess the presence of peripheral endothelial dysfunction, the microcirculation of the forearm skin will be studied using iontophoresis with acetylcholine delivery, and heat delivery, both coupled with blood flow measurement using laser Doppler. An intravital capillaroscopy of the phalanx skin will be performed. The serum levels of CRP, ICAM-1, VCAM-1, VEGF and endostatin will also be measured.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus


Trinitrin, Neosynephrine 10% collyrium, Iontophoresis with acetylcholine delivery, Dynamic Vessel Analyzer


Hôpital LARIBOISIERE Service d'Ophtalmologie


Not yet recruiting


Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:50-0400

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