Retinopathy and stroke recurrence in type 2 diabetes patients and controls
Ola Hjelmgren - University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
University of Gothenburg - Institute of Medicine
The aims of the material is to study if retinopathy increases the risk of stroke recurrence in stroke patients with type 2 diabetes. Also, to study if stroke patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of stroke recurrence compared to non-diabetics and if stroke patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of retinopathy, have a higher incidence of carotid stenosis. Also, to study if stroke patients with type 2 diabetes retinopathy have increased incidence of carotid stenosis.
Unit of analysis
The datamaterial consists of 445 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a matched control group of 445 patients without diabetes, who had all suffered their first stroke or TIA.
Time period(s) investigated
2004-01-01 – 2010-12-31
Institute of Medicine
Gothenburg - Ref. 1056-11