D. M. Hayes, M.D.; C. L. Spurr, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. H. Felts, M.D., (Assoc.); E. C. Miller Jr., M.D., (Assoc.)
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The patient presented in this discussion represents the twenty-fourth reported case of the syndrome of spontaneous hypoglycemia associated with tumors of mesodermal origin. In an attempt to clarify the mechanism of hypoglycemia, the rate of utilization of exogenous glucose was determined and efforts were made to modify this rate by the administration of several drugs and hormones. Parallel studies also were done of blood levels of lactic acid, inorganic phosphorus, free fatty acids, and insulin-like activity.
The rate of glucose utilization was found to be normal in this patient (3.38%/min.). This was increased by the addition of insulin (5.53%/min.). The
Hayes DM, Spurr CL, Felts JH, et al. Observations on Hypoglycemia Associated with Mesodermal Tumors.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1044. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1044_1
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