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Exercise excess pressure and exercise-induced albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus


Climie, RED and Srikanth, V and Keith, LJ and Davies, JE and Sharman, JE, Exercise excess pressure and exercise-induced albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 308, (9) pp. H1136-H1142. ISSN 0363-6135 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00739.2014


Exercise-induced albuminuria is common in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in response to maximal exercise, but the response to light-moderate exercise is unclear. Patients with T2DM have abnormal central hemodynamics and greater propensity for exercise hypertension. This study sought to determine the relationship between light-moderate exercise central hemodynamics (including aortic reservoir and excess pressure) and exercise-induced albuminuria. Thirty-nine T2DM (62  9 yr; 49% male) and 39 nondiabetic controls (53  9 yr; 51% male) were examined at rest and during 20 min of light-moderate cycle exercise (30 W; 50 revolutions/min). Albuminuria was assessed by the albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR) at rest and 30 min postexercise. Hemodynamics recorded included brachial and central blood pressure (BP), aortic stiffness, augmented pressure (AP), aortic reservoir pressure, and excess pressure integral (Pexcess). There was no difference in ACR between groups before exercise (P > 0.05). Exercise induced a significant rise in ACR in T2DM but not controls (1.73  1.43 vs. 0.53  1.0 mg/mol, P = 0.002). All central hemodynamic variables were significantly higher during exercise in T2DM (i.e., Pexcess, systolic BP and AP; P < 0.01 all). In T2DM (but not controls), exercise Pexcess was associated with postexercise ACR (r = 0.51, P = 0.002), and this relationship was independent of age, sex, body mass index, heart rate, aortic stiffness, antihypertensive medication, and ambulatory daytime systolic BP (β = 0.003, P = 0.003). Light-moderate exercise induced a significant rise in ACR in T2DM, and this was independently associated with Pexcess, a potential marker of vascular dysfunction. These novel findings suggest that Pexcess could be important for appropriate renal function in T2DM.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:exercise blood pressure, physiology, renal dysfunction
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Climie, RED (Dr Rachel Climie)
UTAS Author:Srikanth, V (Dr Velandai Srikanth)
UTAS Author:Keith, LJ (Miss Laura Keith)
UTAS Author:Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)
ID Code:100970
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-06-04
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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