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Excess Costs of Medical Care for Patients With Diabetes in a Managed Care Population
OBJECTIVE To estimate the excess costs of medical care for patients with diabetes in a managed care population and to determine the proportion of costs spent on treating the complications ofExpand
LDL Subclass Phenotypes and the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Women
BackgroundLow-density lipoprotein (LDL) subclass phenotype B, characterized by predominance of small, dense LDL particles, is associated with elevated plasma triglycerides and apolipoprotein B andExpand
Risk Factors for Lower Extremity Amputation in Persons With Diabetes
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of lower extremity amputation (LEA) in a cohort of persons with diabetes (primarily non-insulin-dependent). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a nestedExpand
Dairy foods and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Epidemiological studies evaluating the association of dairy foods with risk of stroke have produced inconsistent results. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize the evidenceExpand
Genetic and environmental influences on insulin levels and the insulin resistance syndrome: an analysis of women twins.
Multiple factors may determine insulin resistance and the insulin resistance syndrome. The contributions of genes and environment to the distribution of fasting insulin levels and to the associationsExpand
Physician and Patient Prevention Practices in NIDDM in a Large Urban Managed-Care Organization
OBJECTIVE To examine physician and patient adherence to prevention guidelines in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) with attention to possible differences in adherence by patient race orExpand
Positive Association Between Betatrophin and Diabetic Retinopathy Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients.
Betatrophin is a recently identified protein that has been shown to be associated with lipid metabolism and insulin resistance. This study aimed to measure serum betatrophin concentrations inExpand
Environmental and behavioral influences on plasma lipoprotein(a) concentration in women twins.
BACKGROUND Genetic factors are firmly established as determinants of plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentration. This study focused on behavioral or environmental factors that might also explainExpand
Gynecologic complications of cyclic estrogen progestin therapy.
We evaluated the long-term gynecologic risks of postmenopausal estrogen therapy in conjunction with cyclic, monthly progestin (progestin-estrogen replacement therapy, or PERT). Our medical recordExpand
[Study on the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Qingdao rural residents].
In order to study the awareness, treatment and control rates and the risk factors of hypertension in Qingdao rural residents, a cluster random sampling method was used. Blood pressure measurement andExpand