Elizabeth A. Stephens

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Although not curable, type 1 diabetes is eminently controllable. IIT, as guided by the results of landmark studies such as the DCCT, provides primary care providers with a blueprint for reducing the frequency of the devastating complications of diabetes that were all too common in the recent past. Considering the remarkable advances in contemporary therapy,(More)
BACKGROUND Although up to 90% of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the rate at which primary care providers diagnose OSA in patients with diabetes has not been assessed. METHODS A retrospective, population-based, multiclinic study was performed to determine the proportion of patients with T2DM managed in(More)
Many pediatric and adolescent cancer patients are treated with carcinogenic chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy to achieve permanent control of their malignancy. These modalities may induce a new cancer in the successfully treated patient. To identify disease and treatment factors which increased the risk of occurrence of a second malignant tumor(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop an algorithm to standardize capillary blood glucose (CBG) testing in nursing home and rehabilitation patients. DESIGN Descriptive study in which an interdisciplinary team from a nursing home, a rehabilitation center, and a diabetes mellitus care program developed and tested a protocol to standardize diabetes management parameters and(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Pilomatricomas, or calcifying epitheliomas of Malherbe, are among the most common superficial cutaneous soft tissue lesions in children. Familiarity with the presenting signs and symptoms allows for the diagnosis to be made on physical examination alone in most patients, avoiding expensive and unnecessary diagnostic imaging. METHODS A(More)
The increasing prevalence of diabetes among elderly patients underscores the importance of matching the most effective therapy for diabetes self-management with patients' cognitive and motor skills, as these diminish with advancing age. Although many geriatric patients state interest in insulin pump therapy for tight glycemic control, few studies have(More)