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    • Adipokines and cardiometabolic function: how are they interlinked? 

      Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Huisman, Hugo Willem; Schutte, Rudolph; Van Rooyen, Johannes Marthinus; Malan, Leoné; Fourie, Catharina Maria Theresia; Malan, Nicolaas Theodor (Elsevier, 2010)
      Objective Adipokines contribute directly to the coexistence of insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. Most studies focus on a single adipokine. We therefore investigated the independent relationships of leptin, ...
    • Arterial stiffness profiles: investigating various sections of the arterial tree of African and caucasian people 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Malan, Nicolaas Theodor; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Schutte, Rudolph; Van Rooyen, Johannes Marthinus; Malan, Leoné; Reimann, Manja (Informa healthcare, 2011)
      In Africans, arterial stiffness progression seems more pronounced compared to Caucasians. We compared the arterial stiffness profiles of different age groups and focused on muscular arteries and two more central arterial ...
    • N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiovascular function in Africans and Caucasians: the SAfrEIC study 

      Hindersson, Peter; Huisman, Hugo Willem; Kruger, Ruan; Olsen, Michael; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Schutte, Rudolph; Hindersson, Peter; Huisman, Hugo Willem; Kruger, Ruan; Olsen, Michael; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Schutte, Rudolph (Elsevier, 2012)
      Background This study compared NT-proBNP levels and the association with cardiovascular markers between Africans and Caucasians from South Africa. Methods This cross-sectional study involved 201 Africans and 255 Caucasians ...
    • NT-proBNP and potential vascular calcification in black and caucasian African men: the SAfrEIC study 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Kruger, Ruan; Olsen, Michael; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Schutte, Rudolph (ISHIB, 2012)
      OBJECTIVE: The N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a reliable marker of cardiac strain. In hypertensive heart disease, NT-proBNP levels increase and may lose its protective function. Simultaneously, ...
    • The relationship between adiponectin, ageing and renal function in a bi-ethnic sample 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Kruger, Iolanthe Marike; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Huisman, Hugo Willem; Kruger, Iolanthe Marike; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth (Elsevier, 2011)
      Ageing is associated with elevated adiponectin levels. Our aim was to assess whether age-related increase in adiponectin is associated with a decrease in renal function. The study comprised African (N = 277) and Caucasian ...
    • Uric acid and the cardiovascular profile of African and caucasian men 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Palmer, Iolanthe Marike; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Huisman, Hugo Willem; Palmer, Iolanthe Marike; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth (Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2010)
    • The usefulness of Y-glutamyltransferase as a marker of cardiovascular function in Africans and caucasians: the SABPA study 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Schutte, Rudolph; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Van Rooyen, Johannes Marthinus; Malan, Nicolaas Theodor; Fourie, Catharina Maria Theresia; Glyn, Matthew Colin Patrick; Malan, Leoné (Informa HealthcareTaylor & Francis, 2012)
      Aim. Serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is increasingly regarded as a marker of vascular function. However, the usefulness of this marker is in dispute. Gender and ethnic differences, as well as the serum level range where ...