Dianxu Ren

Amy K Wagner4
C Edward Dixon3
Anthony E Kline2
Michael K Wenger2
4Amy K Wagner
3C Edward Dixon
2Anthony E Kline
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BACKGROUND We examined whether diabetes-related psychosocial factors differ between African American and white patients with type 2 diabetes. We also tested whether racial differences in glycemic control are independent of such factors. METHODS Baseline glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) and survey measures from 79 African American and 203 white adult(More)
CONTEXT Evidence suggests that athletes engaging in high-intensity activities after concussion have more difficulties with cognitive recovery. OBJECTIVE To examine the role postinjury activity level plays in postconcussive symptoms and performance on neurocognitive tests in a population of student-athletes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study with(More)
  • Amy K Wagner, Lauren A Willard, Anthony E Kline, Michael K Wenger, Bryan D Bolinger, Dianxu Ren +2 others
  • 2004
Female sex hormones are acutely neuroprotective in experimental models of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because hormonal profiles are known to vary with estrous cycle stage, the purpose of this study was to evaluate how pre-injury estrous stage affects motor and cognitive performance after experimental TBI. We also sought to compare post-injury behavioral(More)
Objectives. This prospective, randomized clinical trial (RCT) was designed to investigate the feasibility and effects of a 4-week auricular point acupressure (APA) for chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods. Participants were randomized to either true APA (true acupoints with taped seeds on the designated ear points for CLBP) or sham APA (sham acupoints with(More)
Evidence suggests that dopamine (DA) agonists improve cognition after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methylphenidate (MPH) is a DA agonist that blocks the dopamine transporter (DAT). Moreover, female sex hormones modulate DAT expression. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate how MPH affects behavioral performance in male and female rats. Under(More)
Functional deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are associated with alterations in markers of dopaminergic neurotransmission. To assess the effects of TBI on the expression and functional integrity of dopamine transporters, we measured transporter protein levels and investigated synaptosomal dopamine uptake in the rat striatum. Two or four weeks(More)
The number of adolescent births is once again on the rise. Heterosocial competence described as successful interactions (i.e., heterosocial behaviors) with males (Grover, Nangler, & Zeff, 2005; Grover, Nangler, Serwik, & Zeff, 2007) is one emerging factor that has been found to be associated with adolescent sexual behavior. The aims of this cross sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Lung transplant recipients are expected to perform self-care behaviors to maximize transplant-related health outcomes. Despite high non-adherence rates in performing these self-care behaviors, and the dire clinical consequences of such non-adherence, interventions are lacking. Pocket Personal Assistant for Tracking Health (Pocket PATH) is a(More)
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