Jean M Bucksa

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The Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes (GoKinD) study is an initiative that aims to identify genes that are involved in diabetic nephropathy. A large number of individuals with type 1 diabetes were screened to identify two subsets, one with clear-cut kidney disease and another with normal renal status despite long-term diabetes. Those who met additional entry(More)
BACKGROUND Despite familial clustering of nephropathy and retinopathy severity in type 1 diabetes, few gene variants have been consistently associated with these outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed an individual-based genetic association study with time to renal and retinal outcomes in 1,362 white probands with type 1 diabetes from the(More)
The goal of our study was to perform a multisite evaluation of a new urine dipstick called Multistix PROtrade mark (Bayer, Elkhart, IN), which has reagent pads for the simultaneous assay of urinary albumin, protein, and creatinine. Patients' urine specimens were assayed at four sites with these dipsticks and with the familiar Bayer Multistix 10SG dipsticks(More)
We tested patients' urines for albumin, protein, and creatinine by quantitative and dipstick methods. The concentrations of these analytes were established by quantitative, cuvet-based chemistry methods that we assumed gave the "correct" values. There was good to excellent agreement of the dipstick results with the quantitative methods for the above three(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trials require assays that provide consistent results during the course of a study. The hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) assay, a measure of chronic glycemia, is critical to the study of diabetes control and complications. METHODS The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and its follow-up study, the Epidemiology of Diabetes(More)
We describe a pilot study designed to assess the comparability of measurements of glycated haemoglobin among 15 laboratories in the North of England. We also evaluated a means of improving agreement and aligning results by referencing locally measured values to those obtained by the central biochemistry laboratory of the Diabetes Control and Complications(More)
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