China News Service, August 6 (Reporter Chen Jing) The reporter learned on the 6th that Chinese experts and scholars took the lead in constructing a fingerprint of plasma metabolism of diabetic retinopathy. This means that in the future, as long as patients with diabetes undergo blood tests, they can quickly find retinopathy and know the extent of the disease, prevent blindness due to disease to the greatest extent, and improve the quality of life.

  Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine revealed on the same day that the team of Professor Ma Jing from the Department of Endocrinology and Professor Qian Kun from Shanghai Jiaotong University jointly published the latest medical-industrial research results in the top international academic journal "Advanced Functional Materials". Was selected as the frontispiece of the magazine.

  In China, diabetes is a common and frequently-occurring disease. According to Liu Wei, director of the Endocrinology Department of Renji Hospital, diabetes can cause complications such as retinopathy and is one of the important causes of vision loss in middle-aged and elderly people. Early diagnosis and treatment is the only way to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy.

The research of Chinese experts and scholars finally realized the accurate in vitro diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, with a sensitivity of 94%. Photo courtesy of Renji Hospital

  At present, the screening and diagnosis of this disease still mainly rely on fundus imaging, which is not conducive to the development of large-scale screening. Liu Wei pointed out that exploring a fast, efficient and simple in vitro diagnostic technique is of great value for the early detection and diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.

  It is understood that the clinical research team has built a clinical information database, and constructed a metabolic fingerprint through plasma mass spectrometry detection, and then further constructed a classification model, and finally achieved accurate in vitro diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy with a sensitivity of 94%.

  According to reports, this new research result of Chinese scholars provides a reliable, efficient and convenient new strategy for blood testing of diabetic retinopathy. Related methods also show obvious advantages in the classification of diseases. (Finish)