Clyde Shavers

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The aims of this study were 1) to determine whether differential glycemic thresholds are the mechanism responsible for the sexual dimorphism present in neuroendocrine responses during hypoglycemia and 2) to define the differences in counterregulatory physiological responses that occur over a range of mild to moderate hypoglycemia in healthy men and women.(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of specific levels of antecedent hypoglycemia on subsequent autonomic, neuroendocrine, and metabolic counterregulatory responses. Eight healthy, overnight-fasted male subjects were studied during 2-day protocols on four separate randomized occasions separated by at least 2 months. On day 1, insulin was(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the role of increased plasma cortisol levels in the pathogenesis of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure. Experiments were carried out on 16 lean, healthy, overnight fasted male subjects. One group (n = 8) underwent two separate, 2-d randomized experiments separated by at least 2 mo. On day 1 insulin was infused(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether preventing increases in plasma cortisol during antecedent hypoglycemia preserves autonomic nervous system counterregulatory responses during subsequent hypoglycemia. Experiments were carried out on 15 (8 male/7 female) healthy, overnight-fasted subjects and 8 (4 male/4 female) age- and weight-matched patients(More)
Compared to men, inherent counterregulatory responses are reduced in healthy and type 1 diabetic women. Despite this, the prevalence of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes (type 1 DM) is gender neutral. The aim of this study was to determine the in vivo mechanism(s) responsible for this apparent clinical paradox. The central importance of(More)
To test the hypothesis that differing physiological insulin levels can modify the counter-regulatory response to prolonged hypoglycemia, experiments were carried out in 10 healthy male subjects. Insulin was infused subcutaneously for 8 h in two separate randomized protocols, so that steady-state levels of 132 +/- 6 pM (low) and 402 +/- 18 pM (high) were(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether a selective, physiologically relevant increase in blood-borne insulin perfusing the brain has an impact on the counterregulatory response to hypoglycemia. Experiments were carried out on 12 conscious 18-h-fasted dogs. Insulin was infused (1 mU x kg(-1) x min(-1)) in separate, randomized studies into a(More)
This paper presents a face detection system based on support vector machines (SVM). The lambda-coefficients (that correspond to the SVM support vectors) are determined from a set of training images from the Olivetti Research Lab (ORL) database. The support vectors are the archetypes for face and non-face images. Test images (containing both face and(More)
In March 1997, a transition occurred in the health service support of the intermediate staging base of Operation Joint Guard in Taszar, Hungary, by which a level III, 32-bed Deployable Medical Systems facility staffed by 178 personnel was replaced by a level II+ clinic staffed by 48 personnel with no organic surgical or blood transfusion capabilities. This(More)
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