Howard Pratt

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Plasma newly synthesised cholesteryl ester transfer (NCET) rates from high density lipoproteins (HDL) to very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and low density lipoproteins lipoproteins (LDL) were measured in 26 patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), 26 healthy subjects with closely matching plasma triglyceride (TG) levels and 10(More)
The origin and time course of ACTH-stimulated adrenal androgens are controversial. Since previous protocols have used differing ACTH preparations and routes of administration, we sought to compare plasma DHEA and DHEA-S responses to four ACTH regimens. Fourteen young men underwent the following five three-day study periods: (1) placebo, (2) alpha 1-24 ACTH,(More)
The effect of acute hyperinsulinemia on plasma cholesteryl ester (CE) transfer protein (CETP) activity was determined in 11 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and 10 healthy subjects. Plasma CETP activity was reduced significantly in NIDDM patients (-37 +/- 59 nmol/mL/h, P < .05) but not in healthy subjects (-7 +/- 37 nmol/mL/h)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the predictive yield of upper limb short latency somatosensory evoked potential (USEP) in patients with first stroke in the dominant hemisphere. METHODS Nineteen patients (average age, 58 years) were evaluated twice: on arrival at the rehabilitation center, approximately 3 weeks after the(More)