Romana Sommer

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of regular chiropodist care on the recurrence rate of diabetic foot ulcers within 1 year. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Ninety-one diabetic outpatients with healed foot ulcers (age 65 +/- 11 years, 40 women and 51 men, diabetes type 1 (n = 6) or 2 (n = 85), BMI 28.5 +/- 4.4, diabetes duration 16 +/- 11 years, HbA(1c) 8.4(More)
In this study we investigated the effect of environmental enrichment and handling on the acute physiological stress response caused by short periods of restraint in individually housed female mice. Heart rate (HR) and body temperature (BT) were measured by radiotelemetry and compared with plasma corticosterone (pCORT) levels. Also, postmortem thymus weight(More)
Urinary amylase was estimated by chromogenic (amylochrome Roche) as well as enzymatic methods (SKI and Beckman: substrate starch and substrate maltotetraose respectively). Random and timed urines (24 hour collections) were analysed. Clearances of amylase gave different results dependent upon the amylase-test used and the glomerular filtration rate.(More)
This is a report on two children with hypophosphatemic vitamin D-resistant rickets born to affected mothers diagnosed at the age of one and three months, respectively. The most important diagnostic criterium is the reduced value of the transport maximum of phosphorus in relation to glomerular filtration rate. At the age of one and six months, respectively,(More)
There have been several reports of the isolated occurrence of raised serum gamma GT levels in the course of long-term anticonvulsive treatment. The findings concerning the correlation between this elevation of gamma GT and various dimensions of epilepsy or treatment regimens are equivocal. In a retrospective study of 158 epileptics, the mean values of the(More)
Gliadin antibodies (IgA and IgG) have been determined by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) in our laboratory since 1987. 25 AU (arbitrary units) is recommended as the upper limit of the normal range. Here we report the results of the determinations of gliadin IgA antibodies in 70 patients suspected of having coeliac disease (CD), who underwent a small bowel biopsy(More)
Insulin's action to stimulate glucose utilization is determined by the insulin concentration in interstitial fluid (ISF) of insulin-sensitive tissues. The concentration of interstitial insulin has been measured in human subcutaneous adipose tissue and skeletal muscle, however, never in parallel. The aim of this study was to compare interstitial insulin(More)
Buprenorphine is a partial mu, kappa agonist that has been shown to influence spontaneous behaviour in animals. Previously, we have demonstrated significant differences in the analgesic response to buprenorphine between the August Copenhagen Irish (ACI)/SegHsd and the Brown Norway (BN)/RijHsd inbred rat strains. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
A life span study of 900 female virgin Han:NMRI mice (300 outbred controls, 300 of a fat subline, and 300 of a lean subline) was done to determine the occurrence of spontaneous disease with ad libitum or restricted feeding. Major nonneoplastic lesions in the glandular stomach were erosions, ulcers and adenomatous hyperplasia of the fundus. Ulcers, ranging(More)