JOSEPH B. VACCA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILBERT J. HENKE, M.D.; WILLIAM A. KNIGHT JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Studies of pancreatic exocrine function in patients with diabetes mellitus are few, and the results of these studies are inconclusive. Earlier investigators reported a high incidence of abnormal pancreatic function (1-5); more recently, however, Dreiling (6) and Akton and Klotz (7) noted normal pancreatic exocrine function in uncomplicated diabetes mellitus. This paper reports the results and significance of pancreatic exocrine function tests in a group of patients with diabetes mellitus.
Fifty-five patients were selected at random from the hospital wards and diabetic clinic. All patients met a minimum requirement of a blood sugar concentration (Folin-Wu) of 140
VACCA JB, HENKE WJ, KNIGHT WA. The Exocrine Pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus. Ann Intern Med. ;61:242–247. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):242-247.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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