Bruce A Perkins

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BACKGROUND Recently developed technologies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus include a variety of pumps and pumps with glucose sensors. METHODS In this 1-year, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial, we compared the efficacy of sensor-augmented pump therapy (pump therapy) with that of a regimen of multiple daily insulin injections(More)
Research on early renal function decline in diabetes is hampered by lack of simple tools for detecting trends (particularly systematic decreases) in renal function over time when GFR is normal or elevated. This study sought to assess how well serum cystatin C meets that need. Thirty participants with type 2 diabetes in the Diabetic Renal Disease Study met(More)
This study aimed to establish the time of initiation and the determinants of renal function decline in type 1 diabetes. Until now, such decline has been assumed to be a late-occurring event associated with proteinuria. A total of 267 patients with normoalbuminuria and 301 patients with microalbuminuria were followed for 8 to 12 yr. Linear trends (slopes) in(More)
BACKGROUND The primary objective of this mechanistic open-label, stratified clinical trial was to determine the effect of 8 weeks' sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibition with empagliflozin 25 mg QD on renal hyperfiltration in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). METHODS AND RESULTS Inulin (glomerular filtration rate; GFR) and(More)
We sought to study new-onset microalbuminuria, its progression, and the decline of renal function in patients with type 1 diabetes. Using a cohort of 109 patients who developed new-onset microalbuminuria in the first 4 years following enrollment in the 1st Joslin Kidney Study, we simultaneously tracked the change in their renal function and urinary albumin(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy using objective electrophysiological tests is hindered by limited access to the specialized laboratories and technicians that perform and interpret them. We evaluated the performance characteristics of a novel portable and automated point-of-care nerve conduction study device, which can be(More)
OBJECTIVE The utility of rapid and reliable sensory tests appropriate for the diagnosis of neuropathy in the diabetes clinic, rather than as prognostic tools for the prediction of foot complications, has been unclear because of limitations inherent in previous studies. Although clinical practice guidelines recommend annual screening for neuropathy, they are(More)
BACKGROUND Confirmation of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) relies on standard nerve conduction studies (NCS) performed in specialized clinics. We explored the utility of a point-of-care device (POCD) for DSP detection by nontechnical personnel and a validation of diagnostic thresholds with those observed in a normative database. RESEARCH DESIGN(More)
Progressive renal function decline begins in one third of patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes. This study examined whether this decline is associated with elevated excretion of inflammatory markers in urine. Five inflammatory markers (IL-6, IL-8, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, interferon-gamma-inducible protein (IP-10), and macrophage(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a scientifically sound and clinically relevant evidence-based guideline for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature from 1960 to August 2008 and classified the studies according to the American Academy of Neurology classification of evidence scheme for a(More)