Risk Factors for Microvascular Complications of Diabetes in a High-Risk Middle East Population

Sohaila Cheema, Patrick Maisonneuve, Mahmoud Zirie, Amin Jayyousi, Hekmat Alrouh, Amit Abraham, Sura Al-Samraye, Ziyad Mahfoud, Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Janahi, Buthaina Ibrahim, Albert B. Lowenfels, Ravinder Mamtani
  • Journal of Diabetes Research, July 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • DOI: 10.1155/2018/8964027

Diabetic microvascular complications in the Middle East

What is it about?

There are 2 major classes of vascular complications in diabetes: microvascular & macrovascular. The former group includes eye (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve (neuropathy) complications. This study undertakes analysis of the prevalence of these complications in the State of Qatar.

Why is it important?

There is limited research on these complications in Middle Eastern populations. It may also shed some light on why some patients develop microvascular complications.




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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sohaila Cheema, Buthaina Alowainati, IBRAHIM AL-JANAHI, Amit ABRAHAM, and amin jayyousi