Hsiao L. Lai

Learn More
We sought to determine the prevalence of hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 2–4. Data were collected on 43 subjects, aged 6–21 years with mean glomerular filtration rate (GFR) = 47 ml/min per 1.73 m2 body surface area. Patients were grouped by body mass index (BMI) as either non-lean (>85th(More)
The kidney develops by cycles of ureteric bud branching and nephron formation. The cycles begin and are sustained by reciprocal inductive interactions and feedback between ureteric bud tips and the surrounding mesenchyme. Understanding how the cycles end is important because it controls nephron number. During the period when nephrogenesis ends in mice, we(More)
AIMS We investigated the effects of relaxation, music, and the combination of relaxation and music on postoperative pain, across and between two days and two activities (ambulation and rest) and across ambulation each day. This secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial was conducted from 1995 to 1997. BACKGROUND After surgery, patients do not(More)
The production of nephrons suddenly ends in mice shortly after birth when the remaining cells of the multi-potent progenitor mesenchyme begin to differentiate into nephrons. We exploited this terminal wave of nephron production using both microarrays and RNA-Seq to serially evaluate gene transcript levels in the progenitors. This strategy allowed us to(More)
INTRODUCTION The STARx Questionnaire was designed with patient and provider input, to measure self-management and transition skills in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with chronic health conditions. With proven reliability and an empirically-based factor structure, the self-report STARx Questionnaire requires further validation to demonstrate its(More)
The clinical specialist (CS) in community health nursing (CHN) addresses health problems in populations and communities in ways that are different from and complimentary to strategies used by practitioners of individualized patient care. Four programs based on comprehensive assessments, systematic program planning, deliberate implementation, and both(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). In this study, we investigated cardiometabolic risk in young adults of ENC by sampling entrant undergraduates at East Carolina University (ECU). METHODS From June to October of 2010, 525 undergraduates were screened for elevated body mass index (BMI), blood pressure,(More)
  • 1