Frederick R. DeRubertis

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OBJECTIVE We compared the short-term efficacy of home telemonitoring coupled with active medication management by a nurse practitioner with a monthly care coordination telephone call on glycemic control in veterans with type 2 diabetes and entry A1C > or =7.5%. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Veterans who received primary care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare(More)
Glomerular inositol content and the turnover of polyphosphoinositides was reduced by 58% in 1-2 wk streptozotocin diabetic rats. Addition of inositol to the incubation medium increased polyphosphoinositide turnover in glomeruli from diabetic rats to control values. Despite the reduction in inositol content and polyphosphoinositide turnover, protein kinase C(More)
The influence of aspirin (ASA) on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (1,2-DMH)-induced colonic carcinogenesis was examined in weanling Sprague-Dawley rats. The incidence of adenocarcinomas in response to a single dose of 1,2-DMH was reduced 60% in rats receiving ASA for 1 week before and after the carcinogen. However, ASA had no effect on tumor incidence when initiated(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) is activated in rat renal glomerulus within a week of induction of experimental diabetes. Studies in isolated glomeruli and in cultured endothelial and mesangial cells have demonstrated that high ambient concentrations of glucose activate PKC and thus implicate hyperglycemia per se as a mediator of PKC activation in glomerular cells(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and several other prostaglandins synthesized by colon suppress the proliferative activity of colonic epithelium. However, bile salts stimulate colonic epithelial proliferation despite the actions of bile salts to enhance the release of arachidonate and consequent colonic synthesis of PGE2. The current study was conducted to assess(More)
The role of NO . catalase in the activation of partially purified soluble guanylate cyclase of rat liver by NaN3 and NH2OH was examined by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Equilibration of bovine liver catalase with NO resulted in formation of a paramagnetic species exhibiting a three-line ESR spectrum similar to that of NO . catalase. This(More)
The role of NO l catalase in the activation of partially purified soluble guanylate cyclase of rat liver by NaN3 and NHzOH was examined by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Equilibration of bovine liver catalase with NO resulted in formation of a paramagnetic species exhibiting a three-line ESR spectrum similar to that of NOacatalase. This(More)
Previous studies have suggested a link between hyperfiltration and enhanced polyol pathway activity in the streptozotocin diabetic rat. In the present study we examined the relationship between glomerular sorbitol content, a measure of polyol pathway activity and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), as a function of plasma glucose and time after induction of(More)
Diabetes mellitus alters the cellular production of eicosanoids in a number of tissues, including the kidney, and these agents have in turn been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. As delineated in the streptozotocin diabetic rat (SDR) model, a preferential enhancement of glomerular synthesis of the vasodilatory prostaglandins (PGs) PGE2(More)