Jennifer L Kerrigan

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BACKGROUND In a previous longitudinal analysis of our cohort as 8 to 10 year-olds, insulin resistance (IR) increased with age, but was not modified by changes in percent body fat (%BF), and was only responsive to changes in physical activity (PA) in boys. We aimed to determine whether these responses persisted as the children approached adolescence. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the potential of opportunistic glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) testing of pathology samples to detect previously unknown diabetes. DESIGN Pathology samples from participants collected for other reasons and suitable for HbA1c testing were utilised for opportunistic diabetes screening. HbA1c was measured with a Biorad Variant II turbo(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiac troponins are specific for the heart, but not for the acute coronary syndrome. We wanted to assess how common elevated cardiac troponin concentrations were, in a population with significant non-cardiac disease. DESIGN & METHODS We measured both hs-cTnT and hs-cTnI on all samples submitted to the laboratory during one 24h period, and(More)
BACKGROUND Reference intervals are essential in assessing the significance of laboratory results. There have been limited studies generating reference intervals from pediatric populations. We have studied a large cohort of healthy children on 3 separate occasions at 2yearly intervals. METHODS 852 healthy 8year old children were enrolled in a(More)
OBJECTIVES While persons with overt renal failure have a well-described rise in troponin and NT-proBNP, it is less well described what the relationship is between cardiac markers and persons with impaired renal function, not requiring dialysis. DESIGN & METHODS We have collected ALL samples referred to our pathology practice over a 24h period and measured(More)
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