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Studies from Akdeniz University School of Medicine Reveal New Findings on Diabetes


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Diabetes Week -- New research on Diabetes is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Antalya, Turkey, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The aim of this study was to determine the thiamine status in patients undergoing major lower limb amputation due to diabetic foot lesion. Ten patients with diabetic foot lesion, ten diabetic patients without foot lesion, and ten non-diabetic patients were included in the study."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Akdeniz University School of Medicine, "Thiamine status was determined as thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP) effect. The mean TPP effect values of diabetes mellitus foot lesion (DM foot) , DM control, and non-diabetic control groups were 16.160 ?? 3.276, 13.610 ?? 1.767, and 6.912 ?? 2.005 respectively. There was a statistically significant difference between the DM foot and non-diabetic control groups. Although the mean TPP value of the DM foot group was slightly higher than the DM control group, it was not significant."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Since transketolase enzyme is thought to be one of the key points in development of diabetic complications, to lessen the diabetic complication by maximizing the transketolase function, we recommend regular supply of thiamine to the diabetic population."

For more information on this research see: Thiamine status in patients undergoing lower extremity amputation due to diabetic foot lesion. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 2012;82(6):369-73. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research can be contacted at: Verlag Hans Huber, Langgass-Strasse 76, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland (see also Diabetes).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Kursat Dabak, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Dept. of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Antalya, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include H. Ozdemir and F. Feyyaz Aky?ld?z.

Publisher contact information for the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research is: Verlag Hans Huber, Langgass-Strasse 76, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland.

Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Antalya, Eurasia, Diabetes, Leg Ulcer, Foot Ulcer, Skin Ulcers, Diabetic Foot, Endocrinology, Skin Diseases, Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases.

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