Jorge Aponte

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OBJECTIVE To describe a new measure of psychosocial adjustment specific to diabetes, the Problem Areas in Diabetes Survey (PAID), and to present initial information on its reliability and validity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Before their routine clinic appointments, 451 female patients with type I and type II diabetes, all of whom required insulin,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the extent of intentional insulin omission in an outpatient population of women with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and examine its relationship to disordered eating, attitudes toward diabetes, other psychosocial factors, long-term complications, and glycemic control. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Before their routinely(More)
An acute plastic bowing deformity (APBD) represents a subtle form of an acute fracture. This entity was not formally recognized until recently when Borden demonstrated the almost imperceptible deformity radiographically. While found in both the adult and pediatric populations, the biomechanical properties of children's bones make them more prone to this(More)
Patients with autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a challenge for the intensivist; it is hard to differentiate among infection, disease activity, and combinations of both, leading to high mortality. This study is a retrospective analysis of 124 critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in a university hospital between 2008 and 2016.(More)
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