Prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in Chongqing pre-diabetes patients
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Chen X et al. – The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Chongqing pre–diabetes patients in the study was about 20.91% and only mild non–proliferative DR was found. It seems that RANTES is one possible risk factor associated with DR in pre–diabetics, not age, triacylglycerol and total cholesterol, and others.
X Zhang (04/04/2012) comments:
To The MDLinx Editorial Team, Thank you very much for addressing me regarding the article 'Prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in Chongqing pre-diabetes patients' .Here is my comment: As economy get better, more and more people suffer from diabetes and its complications. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most popular ocular complications of diabetes and the main cause for blindness throughout the world. Till now, lots of studies have been on DR in patients with diabetes, only a few on DR in patients with pre-diabetes. Therefore, it is meaningful and interesting to probe into the fact that DR also exists in patients with pre-diabetes. In our study, we carried out a robust assessment of DR and pre-diabetes and found something different from other published articles. We aim to contribute a little to the prevention and treatment of DR, which if you are interested in, you are suggested to read this article. Best wishes yours Xuedong Zhang