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Acanthosis Nigricans and Diabetes Risk Factors: Prevalence in Young Persons Seen in Southwestern US Primary Care Practices
PURPOSE Evidence shows acanthosis nigricans is often associated with hyperinsulinemia and may indicate increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to determine theExpand
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Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
Substance abuse remains a major public health problem in the United States. The health consequences of substance abuse have been extensively researched and documented among men. However, the impactExpand
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Features and Outcomes of Methamphetamine‐associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Rationale: Although amphetamines are recognized as “likely” agents to cause drug‐ and toxin‐associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), (meth)amphetamine‐associated PAH (Meth‐APAH) has not beenExpand
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Impact of insulin resistance on ventricular function in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) is an independent prognostic marker in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), although the mechanism by which it engenders risk is unknown. We prospectivelyExpand
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Prognostic Utility of Right Atrial Emptying Fractions in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Although left atrial function has been extensively studied in patients with heart failure, the determinants and clinical correlates of impaired right atrial (RA) function have been poorly studied. WeExpand
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Circulating plasmablasts are elevated and produce pathogenic anti‐endothelial cell autoantibodies in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a devastating pulmonary vascular disease in which autoimmune and inflammatory phenomena are implicated. B cells and autoantibodies have beenExpand
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