John A. Colwell

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We describe a simplified method for measuring high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in serum after very-low- and low-density lipoproteins have been precipitated from the specimen with sodium phosphotungstate and Mg2+. Values so obtained correlate well with values obtained with the heparin-Mn2+ precipitation technique (r = 0.95, CV less than 5% in 66% of the(More)
Accelerated atherosclerosis and the increased risk of thrombotic vascular events in diabetes may result from dyslipidemia, endothelial dysfunction, platelet hyperreactivity, an impaired fibrinolytic balance, and abnormal blood flow. There is also a correlation between hyperglycemia and cardiovascular (CV) events. The importance of platelets in the(More)
It has been postulated that abnormal platelet and endothelial function may contribute to microangiopathy in diabetes mellitus. If this proposal is correct, alterations in platelet and endothelial function should be found before the appearance of vascular disease in insulin-dependent patients and in animal models of diabetes mellitus. This appears to be the(More)
A previous study of low density lipoprotein metabolism by cultured cells focused on the metabolism of normal lipoproteins in vitro by fibroblasts isolated from diabetic patients. No abnormalities were found. We have followed the opposite approach. Using normal human fibroblasts as test cells we compared the metabolism in vitro of low density lipoproteins(More)
The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with diabetes is substantial. Individuals with diabetes are at twoto fourfold increased risk of cardiovascular events compared with ageand sex-matched individuals without diabetes. In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease (CHD) and 16% are from(More)
he burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among paients with diabetes is substantial. Individuals with diabetes re at twoto fourfold increased risk of cardiovascular events ompared with ageand sex-matched individuals without iabetes. In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% f deaths are from coronary heart disease (CHD) and 16% re from stroke (1).(More)
Diabetes mellitus, a prevalent disorder worldwide, is associated with systemic adverse sequelae, such as wound healing alterations, which may affect osseointegration of dental implants. This prospective multicenter study assessed the success of 2-stage endosseous root-form implants (3 different implant systems) placed in the mandibular symphysis of 89 male(More)
OBJECTIVE It is not clear whether intensive pharmacological therapy can be effectively sustained in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). The relative risks and benefits of intensive insulin therapy in NIDDM are not well defined. Accordingly, we designed a feasibility study that compared standard therapy and intensive therapy in a group of NIDDM(More)
An increased sensitivity of platelets to aggregation from ADP and epinephrine is described in diabetics with or without vascular disease. This sensitivity correlates with elevated levels on von Willebrand factor (vWF), which, in turn appears to be influenced by growth hormone. VWF activity correlates with previously described "plasma factor" activity.(More)