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The Urinary Levels of Some Essential and Toxic Metals in Type 2 Diabetic Patients and Non-diabetic Healthy Control Human Subjects

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.134
Synopsis: 
Elevated level of metals in blood is reflected in urine of the human diabetic subjects. As an increased urinary excretion of metals causes decrease in blood plasma level of that particular metal and vice versa. Toxic metals such as Pb may have a role to induce renal tubular dysfunction in diabetic patients. Subsequently, dysfunctional kidneys may become a potential source for the loss of several essential TE through urine voiding rather than their retention in blood plasma /serum in order to retain the homeostasis of blood and other tissues.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the levels of some selected essential and toxic metals in type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients and non-diabetic (ND) healthy controls. Furthermore, study aims to evaluate the possible interrelationship of metals in urine of type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients and non-diabetic (ND) healthy controls.

Accepted: 
29 Nov, 2016
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e-Published: 06 Dec, 2016

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A Study of the Association between Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.236
Pages: 
108–14
Synopsis: 
The present study was designed to evaluate the relationship between HBV infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus first time from Pakistan and found that HBV infection did not enhance the risk of diabetes despite the significant differences in the biochemical parameters among the study's sample.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and diabetes mellitus are major health problems associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The published literature suggests an association of diabetes mellitus with liver disease. However, the role of HBV infection in diabetes aetiology is still controversial. The present study was conducted to explore the veracity of this enigmatic association among Pakistani subjects.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Mar, 2016
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