Figure 2 Progression of thrombomodulin in 205 patients with diabetes mellitus studied over 18 months according to the use of a-lipoic acid expressed as relative values (% of study entry values).-, n = 151 patients without a-lipoic acid treatment; ---, n = 54 patients treated with 600 mg/day a-lipoic acid.
injury. It has been shown that a-lipoic acid significantly reduced the time-dependent increase of plasma thrombomodulin that was seen in the control patients (Fig. 2). Treatment with a-lipoic acid was found to be the only factor significantly predicting a decrease of the urinary albumin concentration and a decrease of plasma thrombomodulin in multiple regression analysis (120).
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