A N Bessman

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1 Supported by grants from the Playtex Park Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Minerals and Chemicals Co. 2 Presented in part at the Federation of Biological Scientists, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May, 1954 (1). 'Present Address: Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore 1, Md. 4Fellow in(More)
OBJECTIVE Microbiological flora of diabetic foot infections are usually polymicrobial and frequently include bacteria of the Corynebacterium sp. (diphtheroids). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of these bacteria in both deep and superficial cultures in diabetic patients with foot infections. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The charts(More)
A prospective randomized study comparing constant intravenous infusion of regular, low-dose insulin versus conventional subcutaneous administration of neutral protein Hagedorn (NPH) insulin in insulin-requiring patients undergoing orthopedic procedures under general anesthesia was undertaken. The degree of diabetic control was better in those receiving(More)
Red cell 2,3 diphosphoglyceric acid (DPG), total nucleotide phosphate, inorganic phosphate, and plasma inorganic phosphate were measured at the onset and termination of 22 hemodialyses performed for chronic renal failure in 19 patients. Plasma inorganic phosphate decreased from a mean of 2.05 mM/liter +/- 0.14 to 1.26 mM/liter +/- 0.09 (p less than 0.005)(More)
Gangrenous lesions accompanied by evidence of subcutaneous gas usually are diagnosed as "clostridial gas gangrene." The occurrence of nonclostridial gas gangrene has been infrequently reported and is thought to be relatively rare. Review of 278 admissions of diabetic patients with orthopedic vascular problems disclosed a 17% (48 patients) incidence of(More)
The relation between serum and red blood cell (RBC) inorganic phosphate levels, RBC 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) levels, RBC nucleotide phosphate (Pn), and RBC total phosphate (Pt) levels were studied during the early phases of treatment and recovery from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). A steady drop in serum inorganic phosphate was found during the first(More)