Jennifer M John-Kalarickal

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OBJECTIVE Medications may sometimes interfere with the intestinal absorption of levothyroxine, primarily by forming an insoluble complex with the thyroid hormone in the intestinal lumen. The goal of this study was to examine the acute effects of three previously unstudied medications on levothyroxine absorption. DESIGN We studied the effects of three(More)
1 OBJECTIVE — To examine the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the health of individuals with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS — This was an observational study in 1,795 adults with an A1C measurement 6 months before and 6Ϫ16 months after Hurricane Katrina in three health care systems: private (Tulane University Hospital and Clinic [TUHC]), state (Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the health of individuals with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was an observational study in 1,795 adults with an A1C measurement 6 months before and 6-16 months after Hurricane Katrina in three health care systems: private (Tulane University Hospital and Clinic [TUHC]), state (Medical(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of a natural disaster on self-care and health care delivery has been well documented. The objective of the study was to document the recovery pattern from the impact of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina on clinical and biochemical measures of diabetes and its comorbidities. METHODS Patients were selected from Tulane(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a multifactorial metabolic disorder. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and a relative insulin secretion defect. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has risen worldwide in large part because of an increase in obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The underlying pathophysiology and complications(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease leading to microvascular and macrovascular complications including coronary artery disease and stroke. Management of diabetes has been challenging, particularly in the presence of the enormous prevalence of obesity. In recent years, various inhibitors of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 have been(More)
There have been only 20 reported cases of non-surgical rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst, with only 3 cases secondary to trauma. Here we present a rare case of temporary shrinkage of a cystic craniopharyngioma following head trauma. After a motor vehicle accident in May 2001, a 61-year old woman began to have blurred vision and headaches. Magnetic(More)
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