Elizabeth Anne Davis

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This study is presenting the translation and cultural adaptation into Greek of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-31). We adapted the QOLIE-31 to Greek through a procedure of translation-back-translation. Sixty-three patients were interviewed and completed the QOLIE-31 and the GHQ questionnaires. We re-examined a subset of them after a period(More)
OBJECTIVE A key milestone in progress towards providing an efficacious and safe closed-loop artificial pancreas system for outpatient use is the development of fully automated, portable devices with fault detection capabilities to ensure patient safety. The ability to remotely monitor the operation of the closed-loop system would facilitate future(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reexamine the neurocognitive function of a cohort of young adults with early-onset type 1 diabetes and compare their cognitive function to a matched control group. We also examined whether cognitive function was related to prospectively obtained severe hypoglycemia history, long-term glycemic control, or severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of changes to treatment on the incidence of severe hypoglycemia and its risk factors in a large population-based cohort of children with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The cohort consisted of 1,335 children (age at entry 9.5 +/- 4.3 years [mean +/- SD], range 0-18), yielding 6,928 patient-years of data. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To document diagnosis rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in Western Australia over the past 12 years, the clinical characteristics of these patients and any comorbidities. DESIGN Review of a prospectively recorded diabetes database. SETTING Tertiary paediatric referral centre (the only such centre in WA). PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the separate and combined effects of high-protein (HP) and high-fat (HF) meals, with the same carbohydrate content, on postprandial glycemia in children using intensive insulin therapy (IIT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-three subjects aged 8-17 years were given 4 test breakfasts with the same carbohydrate amount but varying(More)
OBJECTIVE The advent of sensor-augmented pump therapy with a low-glucose suspend (LGS) function (Medtronic Paradigm Veo System), allowing insulin to be automatically suspended for up to 2 h when sensor glucose falls below a preset threshold, has the potential to reduce the duration of hypoglycemia. In this article, we analyzed blood glucose profiles(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with preset alarms at specific glucose levels would prove a useful tool to achieve avoidance of hypoglycemia and improve the counterregulatory response to hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemia unawareness. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adolescents with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of the present study were to (i) examine the relationship between children's degree of adiposity and psychosocial functioning; and (ii) compare patterns of clustering of psychosocial measures between healthy weight and overweight/obese children. METHOD Cross-sectional data from a population-based cohort of 158 healthy weight, 77(More)
Satiety signals arising from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and related digestive organs during food ingestion and digestion are conveyed by vagal sensory afferents to the hindbrain nucleus of the solitary tract (NST). Two intermingled but chemically distinct NST neuronal populations have been implicated in meal size control: noradrenergic (NA) neurons(More)