David V. Coppini

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AIMS To investigate differences in metabolic control, access to healthcare, clinical outcomes and mortality rates in people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds living in different geographical areas within central London. METHODS Out of a cohort of 610 patients living within the Greater London boundary and having a first visit to St Thomas'(More)
Painful diabetic neuropathy has always been a challenging complication of diabetes mellitus. Emerging theories suggest that early dysaesthesia associated with painful neuropathy may act as a marker for the development of the 'at risk' foot, allowing preventative clinical strategies to be undertaken. The mechanisms of neuropathic pain are complex. The(More)
Diabetic subjects still have a reduced life expectancy despite many potential advances in patient care. Furthermore, population-based studies in well-defined cohorts of patients, to investigate the reduced life expectancies, are generally lacking. Computerized baseline data on a cohort of diabetic patients first attending our clinic during 1982-1985 were(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) is difficult to treat, with treatment regimens often inadequate at controlling pain and limited by side effects and drug tolerance. Secondary parameters, such as quality of sleep and mood, may also be important for successful DPNP management. The objectives of this study were to compare the(More)
A total of 405 diabetic patients who first attended St Thomas' Diabetes Clinic between 1982 and 1985 had a detailed standardized computerized first visit record, including a structured foot examination and toe vibration perception thresholds (VPT, Biothesiometer), were reviewed in 1995. None of the patients had a history of foot ulceration at first visit.(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoglycemia is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, but the reason for this association is poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that the myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR) is decreased during hypoglycemia using myocardial contrast echocardiography in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and in healthy control(More)
The development and long term progression of diabetic peripheral neuropathy was studied using vibration perception threshold (VPT) as a validated measure. Three hundred and ninety-two patients had a normal age corrected VPT (12.1 +/- 3.7 volts) at baseline, with an age corrected logarithmic VPTscore < 12. 19.9% developed an abnormal VPT over a 12 year(More)
OBJECTIVEdChronic diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) is difficult to treat, with treatment regimens often inadequate at controlling pain and limited by side effects and drug tolerance. Secondary parameters, such as quality of sleep and mood, may also be important for successful DPNP management. The objectives of this study were to compare the(More)
AIMS To gain insight into the natural history of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and its risk factors by means of sequential quantitative testing in a hospital patient cohort. METHODS A retrospective case-control study involving 300 diabetic patients (100 subjects with neuropathy and 200 control subjects) attending Poole Hospital diabetes clinic(More)