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Pyoderma gangrenosum in a patient with type 2 diabetes: a case report
(Universidad del Zulia, 2020)
We are presenting a case of patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus that was diagnosed with a soft tissue infection in the lower extremity. This was initially treated as cellulitis and antibiotic treatment was initiated. Due to a poor clinical response, the diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum was proposed as part of the differential diagnosis. Skin biopsies and pathology confirmed the diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum that had a satisfactory response to steroid treatment.
Prevalence of physical inactivity and associated cardiometabolic risk factors: A cross-sectional study
(Saber UCV, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2020)
Physical inactivity represents a public health problem associated with non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to determine both general and domain-specific prevalence of physical inactivity as well as its association with cardiometabolic factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed, including 2 230 adult individuals from both sexes from Maracaibo city.
Microbiota and Diabetes Mellitus: Role of Lipid Mediators
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an inflammatory clinical entity with different mechanisms involved in its physiopathology. Among these, the dysfunction of the gut microbiota stands out. Currently, it is understood that lipid products derived from the gut microbiota are capable of interacting with cells from the immune system and have an immunomodulatory effect. In the presence of dysbiosis, the concentration of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) increases, favoring damage to the intestinal barrier. Furthermore, a pro-inflammatory environment prevails, and a ...
Is “Leptin Resistance” Another Key Resistance to Manage Type 2 Diabetes?
(Bentham Science Publishers, 2020)
Although novel pharmacological options for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) have been observed to modulate the functionality of several key organs in glucose homeostasis, successful regulation of insulin resistance (IR), body weight management, and pharmacological treatment of obesity remain notable problems in endocrinology. Leptin may be a pivotal player in this scenario, as an adipokine which centrally regulates appetite and energy balance. In obesity, excessive caloric intake promotes a low-grade inflammatory response, which ...
Análisis clínico-epidemiológico de las subfracciones HDL2 y HDL3 en adultos de la ciudad de Maracaibo, Venezuela
(Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú, 2020)
Objetivo: Realizar un análisis clínico-epidemiológico de las subfracciones de colesterol unido a lipoproteinas de alta densidad (HDL-C, por sus siglas en inglés) en adultos de la ciudad de Maracaibo, Venezuela. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal de la base de datos del Estudio de Prevalencia de Síndrome Metabólico de Maracaibo, que incluyó 359 individuos de ambos sexos, mayores de 18 años, a quienes se les determinó la concentración sérica de HDL3 y HDL2, así como el índice HDL2/ HDL3; evaluando sus niveles según ...