Ashley E Makepeace

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OBJECTIVE There are conflicting data regarding the relationship between thyroid function and body mass index (BMI) in euthyroid subjects, and it is uncertain whether tobacco smoking modifies this relationship. The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between thyroid function, BMI and smoking in euthyroid subjects. DESIGN Linear(More)
BACKGROUND The few studies that have examined the relationship between diabetes and bacterial infections have utilized administrative databases and/or have had limited/incomplete data including recognized infection risk factors. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and associates of bacterial infection severe enough to require(More)
To examine the incidence and predictors of carpal tunnel decompression (CTD) in community-based patients with type 2 diabetes, we studied 1,284 type 2 diabetic participants (mean +/- SD age 64.1 +/- 6.1 years, 49.1% male) in the longitudinal observational Fremantle Diabetes Study who had no history of CTD. A total of 67 participants (5.8%) had a first CTD(More)
We investigated pulse-temperature relationships in 66 children with enteric fever (group 1) and in 76 with other infections (group 2). Group 1 children were older than group 2 children (mean age +/- SD, 91 +/- 36 vs. 66 +/- 32 months, respectively; P < .001) and had mean oral temperatures +/- SD similar to those of group 2 children (38.3 +/- 1.0 vs. 38.3(More)
BACKGROUND Because published studies have usually involved imprecise assays and selected patients with limited additional data and follow-up, the consequences of a low serum testosterone in diabetes are unclear. This study assessed the prevalence, associates and prognosis of a low testosterone in community-dwelling men with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence and associates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) carriage in community-based diabetes, and their relationship to hospitalization with S. aureus infection. METHODS A cross-sectional subset of 660 Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II patients (mean±SD age 65.1±11.5years, 53.1% males) had(More)
Adult bone mass is modified by early life environmental influences, but the mechanism of this association is uncertain. Data support an inverse relationship between intestinal calcium absorption (αCa) and birth weight in women. However, little is known regarding determinants in men. This study examines the association between weight in infancy and adult αCa(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of monogenic diabetes in an Australian community. DESIGN Longitudinal observational study of a cohort recruited between 2008 and 2011. SETTING Urban population of 157 000 people (Fremantle, Western Australia). PARTICIPANTS 1668 (of 4639 people with diabetes) who consented to participation (36.0% participation). (More)
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