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Genetic study of diabetic retinopathy: recruitment methodology and analysis of baseline characteristics

Kaidonis, Georgia; Abhary, Sotoodeh; Daniell, Mark; Gillies, Mark C; Fogarty, Rhys; Petrovsky, Nikolai; Jenkins, Alicia; Essex, Rohan; Chang, John H; Pal, Bishwanath; Hewitt, Alex W


Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a blinding disease of increasing prevalence that is caused by a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Here we describe the patient recruitment methodology, case and control definitions, and clinical characteristics of a study sample to be used for genome-wide association analysis to detect genetic risk variants of DR. Methods: One thousand six hundred sixty-nine participants with either type 1 (T1) or type 2 (T2) diabetes mellitus (DM)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1111/ceo.12239


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