Open Access Editorial Article ID: IJVSM-2-114

    The use of Cilostazol in Diabetic Patients

    Konstantinos Spanos* and Athanasios D Giannoukas

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that the global prevalence of diabetes (DM) in adults was 8.3% in 2013 expecting to rise beyond 592 million by 2035 with a 10.1% global prevalence [1]. Guidelines have been published for the treatment of this major disease and its complications [2,3]. Recently, cilostazol has been proposed for the treatment of diabetic patients and their complications. Cilostazol is a selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase type 3 that appears to have both antiplatelet and anti-proliferative effects [4]. Cilostazol inhibits platelet aggregation in response to ADP, epinephrine, collagen and arachidonic acid, and suppresses the production of platelet derived endothelial cell growth factor [4].


    Published on: Sep 20, 2016 Pages: 18-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5452.000014
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