Dorothy M Becker

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We have studied risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration by comparing diabetic patients who had active foot ulcers (n = 86) with diabetic patients who had no history of foot ulcers (n = 49). Whereas there was a strong association of diabetic foot ulceration with abnormal vibratory perception (Odds Ratio = 10.77; p less than 0.001, which increased with(More)
A randomized clinical trial of 15 patients with acute spinal cord injuries was performed to test the hypothesis that rotating treatment tables prevent deep venous thrombosis in this population. Four of 5 control (nonrotated) patients developed distal and proximal thrombi, assessed by 125I fibrinogen leg scans and impedance plethysmography. In comparison,(More)
Electrical excitation of small thoracic vagal branches elicited highly localized responses in the canine heart. Specific pathways to the sinoatrial nodal (SAN) regions were identified from negative chronotropic responses to stimulation (20 Hz, 5.0 ms, 3.0-5.0 V) of these branches. Pathways to the atrioventricular nodal (AVN) region were determined from(More)
To investigate the mechanisms of ventricular fibrillation (VF) during coronary angiography, we assessed ventricular automaticity, local QT intervals, local conduction characteristics, and the ability to induce arrhythmias with premature ventricular stimulation in 30 dogs after intracoronary injections of 4 to 6 cc of Renografin 76 (RG 76). Ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoglycemia in young children with type 1 diabetes is an acute complication of intensive insulin therapy and is commonly observed in the absence of signs or symptoms. The effect of intensive treatment and patient age on sympathoadrenal responses has not been established in youth with type 1 diabetes because of difficulties in testing procedures.(More)
To test the hypothesis that beta-receptors 'up-regulate' during chronic beta-blockade, myocardial beta-receptor density, affinity and functional sensitivity were examined in dogs before and after chronic beta-blockade. Membrane preparations from the left ventricle and right atrium were assayed for beta-receptors in 8 control dogs, and 8 dogs given oral(More)