Edmond P. Wickham

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OBJECTIVES Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for developing glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Recommendations for the timing and method of screening have varied. The purpose of this statement is to determine the optimal screening method, timing of screening, and treatment modalities for impaired glucose(More)
This study's objective was to examine dietary and metabolic changes in obese adolescents who completed 6 months of participation in an outpatient multidisciplinary weight management program (N = 67). Participants (75% African American, 66% female, mean age = 13.7 years) completed 24-hour dietary recalls and underwent measurement of anthropometrics and(More)
This study evaluated preliminary physical fitness, physical activity, and blood lipid profile data obtained from overweight adolescents upon enrolling in a healthy weight management program and following 6 months of program participation. One hundred and sixty-eight participants (13.4+/-1.8 years, 37.9+/-8.3 kg/m(2), 59.5% female and 76.2% African-American)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome at baseline and after 6 months of lifestyle modification among obese adolescents referred to a multidisciplinary weight management program. METHODS A total of 165 obese adolescents were evaluated at baseline, and measurements were repeated in 57 subjects who(More)
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) has emerged as one of the multiple genetic and environmental factors that potentially contribute to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition to epidemiologic studies demonstrating a consistent relationship between decreased levels of serum SHBG and incident T2DM, recent genetic studies also(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence is a challenge in obesity treatment. Motivational interviewing (MI) may promote patient adherence. MI Values is a randomized controlled trial of MI implemented as an adjunct to an adolescent obesity treatment [Teaching Encouragement Exercise Nutrition Support (T.E.E.N.S.)]. OBJECTIVE Assess effects of MI Values on T.E.E.N.S. attrition(More)
OBJECTIVE Adiponectin, an abundant adipokine with insulin-sensitizing properties, exists in different multimeric forms, including low-molecular weight, medium-molecular weight, and high-molecular weight (HMW) species. Alterations in the distribution of adiponectin multimers and the relationship between adiponectin multimers and insulin resistance (IR) in(More)
Adiponectin, an adipokine with antidiabetic properties, forms multimers; and the high-molecular weight (HMW) form most closely correlates with insulin sensitivity (S(i)). Therefore, we hypothesize that HMW adiponectin levels are decreased in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition characterized by insulin resistance, compared with healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a patient with idiopathic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) who developed profound aquaresis with symptomatic extracellular fluid depletion after initiation of therapy with tolvaptan who was later successfully treated with smaller doses of compounded tolvaptan to prevent rapid correction of serum sodium. (More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the associations of weight-related teasing and daily hassles with eating pathology, as well as potential mediators of these relations, among a racially diverse sample of adolescents. METHODS Participants were 92 primarily African American 11-17-year-olds seeking treatment for obesity. Data were collected at baseline. (More)