Marianna Lepore

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To compare the pharmacokinetics/dynamics of the long-acting insulin analog glargine with NPH, ultralente, and continuous subcutaneous (SC) infusion of insulin lispro (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII]), 20 C-peptide-negative type 1 diabetic patients were studied on four occasions during an isoglycemic 24-h clamp. Patients received SC injection(More)
To test the hypothesis that hypoglycemia unawareness is largely secondary to recurrent therapeutic hypoglycemia in IDDM, we assessed neuroendocrine and symptom responses and cognitive function in 8 patients with short-term IDDM (7 yr) and hypoglycemia unawareness. Patients were assessed during a stepped hypoglycemic clamp, before and after 2 wk and 3 mo of(More)
We studied by immunohistochemistry CD68 + tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and angiogenesis in 121 consecutive cases of uniformly treated classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). High TAM count showed a significant correlation with age ≥ 45, mixed cellularity subtype and high β₂-microglobulin level. Vessel density (VD) was unrelated to clinicopathological(More)
To assess the relative roles of insulin and hypoglycaemia on induction of neuroendocrine responses, symptoms and deterioration of cognitive function (12 cognitive tests) during progressive decreases in plasma glucose, and to quantitate glycaemic thresholds, 22 normal, non-diabetic subjects (11 males, 11 females) were studied on four occasions: prolonged(More)
The present studies were designed to assess the percentage of HbA1c, frequency, and awareness of hypoglycaemia (H) during long-term intensive therapy (IT) of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). From 1981 to 1994, 112 IDDM patients were on IT. HbA1c was 7.17±0.16% (non-diabetic subjects 3.8–5.5%), the frequency of severe H 0.01±0.009(More)
We studied by immunohistochemistry the background CD20 + cells in 131 cases of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). High CD20 + dispersed cells (CD20BG) showed a significant correlation with longer overall survival (OS) and a trend toward improved progression-free survival (PFS). At multivariate analysis high CD20BG was also an independent prognostic factor of(More)
Hypoglycaemia unawareness, is a major risk factor for severe hypoglycaemia and a contraindication to the therapeutic goal of near-normoglycaemia in IDDM. We tested two hypotheses, first, that hypoglycaemia unawareness is reversible as long as hypoglycaemia is meticulously prevented by careful intensive insulin therapy in patients with short and long IDDM(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare postprandial metabolic control after subcutaneous injection of a short-acting insulin analog [Lys(B289),Pro(B29)] (Lispro) or human regular insulin (Humulin R U-100 [Hum-R]) in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) of short duration with residual beta-cell function. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Six IDDM patients (age 25 +/- 2(More)
To test the hypothesis that hypoglycemia unawareness and impaired counterregulation are reversible after meticulous prevention of hypoglycemia in IDDM patients with diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN), 21 patients (8 without DAN [DAN-]; 13 with DAN [DAN+]; of the latter, 7 had orthostatic hypotension [DAN+PH+] and 6 did not [DAN+PH-]) and 15 nondiabetic(More)
It is controversial as to whether ketone bodies are utilized by the human brain as a fuel alternative to glucose during hypoglycaemia. To clarify the issue, we studied 10 normal volunteers during an experimental hypoglycaemia closely mimicking the clinical hypoglycaemia of patients with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus or insulinoma.(More)