David R Leonard

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OBJECTIVE Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) has been thought to be progressive and irreversible. Recently, symptomatic reversal of DPN was reported after treatments with a near-infrared medical device, the Anodyne Therapy System (ATS). However, the study was not controlled nor was the investigator blinded. We initiated this study to determine whether(More)
A total of 161 usable interviews were obtained with 297 consecutive admissions to a Level I trauma center for purposes of evaluating patient socioeconomic patterns related to trauma. The median age of the purposeful sample was 31. There were 67.1% males, 29.2% females, and 3.7% unidentified; 43.5% were MVAs, 8.1% motorcycles, 2.5% pedestrians, 10.6% falls,(More)
Radiological dose implications for consumers of wild foods around Sellafield have been assessed. Habits were surveyed from 72 households, mostly within a few kilometres of Sellafield. A few people were included who lived further away but collect wild foods close to Sellafield. Dose estimates were based on measured gamma emitters, as well as 239Pu, 241Am,(More)
As part of the UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food Directorate of Fisheries Research (MAFF/DFR) post-Chernobyl monitoring program, a detailed study was carried out of the change over time in dissolved-phase 137Cs concentrations in a number of lakes in Cumbria, UK. These measurements have been combined with published data on 137Cs in Cumbrian and(More)
The necessity of including survivors with minor (ISS less than 10) injuries in a statewide trauma registry with a quality assurance focus was evaluated. During a 3-month period, data for 3,594 admissions to 28 trauma centers were entered into the registry. Of these admissions 1,696 patients (50.8% of patients studied) had an ISS less than 10. Of those, 10(More)
The records of 42 patients who underwent splenectomy following blunt abdominal trauma were reviewed to determine whether white blood cell (WBC) count is a useful indicator of acute infection in the postoperative period. Patients, ranging in age from 14 to 54 years, were divided into two groups: 1) infected (n = 18) and 2) noninfected (n = 24). Group average(More)
The uptake and release of (45)Ca from the intestinal mucosal epithelium were investigated under a variety of conditions. The initial rate of uptake characterized a calcium pool with a half-time of saturation of less than 2 min. The entry of (45)Ca into this pool was inhibited by NaCN and ethacrynic acid and was stimulated by the removal of Cl(-) from the(More)