New approach to beta cell function screening by nitric oxide assessment of obese individuals at the population level Full Text
International Journal of General Medicine, 06/04/2012
Chaim EA et al. – The ESC% (beta) algorithm has a high predictive correlation with HOMA2% (beta), and good specificity and sensitivity to detect a HOMA2% (beta) value < 100. Therefore, the Electro Sensor complex enabling nitric oxide assessment represents a novel method of screening for beta cell function in the obese population on a large scale. Such a tool, which is easy to administer, noninvasive, and cost–effective, would be of great benefit for widespread screening of beta cell function in obese patients.