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The influence of neurotic instability as manifested by functional somatic complaints (neurosomatism) and aerobic fitness on responses to mental stress and to intravenous adrenaline infusions were investigated in 44 university students. Adrenaline-induced changes from resting levels in state anxiety and somatic anxiety were significantly more pronounced in(More)
The most common complication of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is inflammation at the infusion site. To determine possible risk factors to these infections, we studied several factors in the management of CSII and compared the pyogenic skin inflammation rate, the carriage rate of Staphylococcus aureus, and the HbA1 level among 50(More)
m-Cresol and methyl p-hydroxybenzoate are preservatives in insulin preparations. As previously reported, in diabetic patients on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, users of insulin-containing m-cresol had significantly more inflamed infusion sites than users of insulin with methyl p-hydroxybenzoate. This study assessed the influence of insulin with(More)
Glucose and arginine are both known to be potent insulin secretagogues and to potentiate each others insulin secretion. We investigated if repetitive infusion of arginine leads to comparable insulin secretion during fasting and if the additional infusion of glucose leads to a change in the pattern of the insulin secretion during repeated infusion of(More)
Platelet catecholamines (CA) are derived from plasma and are considered as a cumulative index of sympathoadrenal activity. We investigated whether trait anxiety (TA) and aerobic fitness, two interrelated long-term determinants of sympathoadrenal activity, affect platelet CA concentration as measured in rest and after acute increments of plasma epinephrine(More)
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