Bridget Recker

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To assess whether nonorganic nutritional dwarfing (ND) is accompanied by a biochemical adaptation to reduced nutrient intake, Na+,K(+)-ATPase activity of erythrocytes was examined. The study included 27 children with ND who demonstrated deteriorating linear growth and poor weight gain (caused by self-imposed dietary restrictions), 20 patients who initially(More)
Reported dietary intakes were assessed in young patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). We studied 44 IDDM patients (24 males, 20 females, mean +/- SD age 13.2 +/- 4.5 yr) and compared them with 44 healthy age- and sex-matched control subjects. Estimated intakes from 24-h dietary recall were analyzed in relation to body weight and degree(More)
In this paper we assess the qualitative and quantitative differences in adrenal function before and after adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation between normal weight and overweight precocious pubarche (PP) patients. Twelve of the 22 PP patients had a normal body weight for height with linear growth and bone ages (BAs) that were appropriate for(More)
We evaluated the usefulness of premarin priming on exercise induced growth hormone release and the value of combining several growth hormone screening agents in a large population of prepubertal children. Two hundred five short healthy prepubertal children growing below the 5th percentile in height were studied. One hundred forty-four were screened with(More)
Recent studies have suggested a partial block in somatomedin (SM) production or growth hormone (GH) action in IDDM. Twelve well-nourished diabetic children (9 males and 3 females with a mean age of 11.2 +/- 3.3 yr), six with an HbA1c of 7.9-11.2% (group A) and six with an HbA1c of 12.5-15.6% (group B), were studied as follows: the GH response after 100(More)
To examine the effects of various carbohydrate foods on postprandial glycemia in diabetic children, we fed a mixed, isocaloric diet containing either high- or low-glycemic-index (GI) breakfast foods to 22 children with poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and measured blood sugar response with and without adjustment of insulin doses.(More)
Recent studies have suggested a partial block in SM production or growth hormone (GH) action in IDDM. Twelve diabetic children (9 males and 3 females with a mean age of 11.2 ± 3.3 years), six in good control (HbA1C 7.9 - 11.2%) and six in poor control (HbA1C 12 - 15.6%) were studied as follows: the GH response following 100 ug of oral clonidine and the SM(More)
Nine patients (4F, 5M) aged 12-17 years with "fear of obesity" were studied with a sequential stimulation test utilizing insulin, LRH, TRH, and L-dopa. The comparative groups were nine female with classic anorexia nervosa, five males with undifferentiated nutritional dwarfing, and nine children (1F, 8M) with constitutional growth delay. The serum TSH,(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and side effects of a low dose of oral clonidine hydrochloride on growth hormone release in 24 healthy short children; ten received 100 micrograms (group A) and 14 received 50 micrograms (group B). The mean +/- SD growth hormone peak at 60 minutes was 14.5 +/- 6.3 mg/mL in group A v 11.6 +/- 6.1 mg/mL in group B. Failure rate(More)