Kathryn Hirst

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OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was conducted in 12 middle schools to determine the prevalence of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and diabetes risk factors in eighth-grade students who were predominantly minority and evaluate the feasibility of collecting physical and laboratory data in schools. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Anthropometric measurements and fasting and 2-h(More)
The messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) of gap junction protein connexin 43 was quantified in the tetanus toxin rat model of focal epilepsy following injection of toxin into the left amygdala. Animals were monitored electrographically at weekly intervals with bilateral amygdala electrodes. Cohorts of 3 rats were sacrificed at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10,(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study examines the prevalence of binge eating and its association with adiposity and psychosocial functioning in a large, diverse sample of youth with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In the TODAY study, 678 (mean age 14.0 years; 64.9% girls) of the 704 youth randomized to the study completed a self-report measure of(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize middle-school students from the HEALTHY study with glycemic abnormalities, specifically high-risk hemoglobin A(1c) (A1C) (hrA1C; A1C = 5.7-6.4%) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG; fasting plasma glucose [FPG] = 100-125 mg/dL). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS History was collected by self-report, physical measurement was collected by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether clinically accessible parameters early in the course of youth-onset type 2 diabetes predict likelihood of durable control on oral therapy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS TODAY was a randomized clinical trial of adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Two groups, including participants from all three treatments, were defined for(More)
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