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Brief questions to identify patients with inadequate health literacy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES No practical method for identifying patients with low heath literacy exists. We sought to develop screening questions for identifying patients with inadequate or marginalExpand
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Quantification of the Relationship Between Insulin Sensitivity and β-Cell Function in Human Subjects: Evidence for a Hyperbolic Function
To determine the relationship between insulin sensitivity and β-cell function, we quantified the insulin sensitivity index using the minimal model in 93 relatively young, apparently healthy humanExpand
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Alcohol use and alcohol-related problems before and after military combat deployment.
CONTEXT High rates of alcohol misuse after deployment have been reported among personnel returning from past conflicts, yet investigations of alcohol misuse after return from the current wars in IraqExpand
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Diabetes complications severity index and risk of mortality, hospitalization, and healthcare utilization.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the number and severity of diabetes complications are associated with increased risk of mortality and hospitalizations. STUDY DESIGN Validation sample. METHODS TheExpand
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Cerebrospinal fluid leptin levels: Relationship to plasma levels and to adiposity in humans
The adipocyte hormone, leptin (OB protein), is proposed to be an “adiposity signal” that acts in the brain to lower food intake and adiposity1–5. As plasma leptin levels are elevated in mostExpand
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Risk factors associated with suicide in current and former US military personnel.
IMPORTANCE Beginning in 2005, the incidence of suicide deaths in the US military began to sharply increase. Unique stressors, such as combat deployments, have been assumed to underlie the increasingExpand
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Causal pathways for incident lower-extremity ulcers in patients with diabetes from two settings.
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and constellations of anatomic, pathophysiologic, and environmental factors involved in the development of incident diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetesExpand
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Oral Disposition Index Predicts the Development of Future Diabetes Above and Beyond Fasting and 2-h Glucose Levels
OBJECTIVE—We sought to determine whether an oral disposition index (DIO) predicts the development of diabetes over a 10-year period. First, we assessed the validity of the DIO by demonstrating that aExpand
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A prospective study of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer. The Seattle Diabetic Foot Study.
OBJECTIVE Little prospective research exists on risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer that considers the independent effects of multiple potential etiologic agents. We prospectively studied theExpand
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Type 2 diabetes prevalence in Asian Americans: results of a national health survey.
OBJECTIVE Asians are thought to be at high risk for diabetes, yet there is little population-based information about diabetes in Asian Americans. The purpose of this study was to directly compare theExpand
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