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The loss of sensitivity to nociceptive stimuli is one of the main factors involved in the pathogeny of diabetic gangrene. The aim of this study was to develop a simple and practical method for selecting the cases prone to such a complication. The perception threshold (either voltage, mV or current, microA) was determined in 137 randomly selected diabetic(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between fasting proinsulin (PI) and age in general population and to determine whether there are differences regarding this association in obese and non-obese persons. METHODS A random population-based sample (n=656) of Romanians (26-80 years) living in Bucharest, Romania was studied;(More)