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Socioeconomic position and health among persons with diabetes mellitus: a conceptual framework and review of the literature.
There has been a resurgence of interest in the relation between health and socioeconomic position (SEP). SEP encompasses two important notions: the influence of the structural location of individuals… Expand
Detection of chronic kidney disease with creatinine, cystatin C, and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and association with progression to end-stage renal disease and mortality.
CONTEXT A triple-marker approach for chronic kidney disease (CKD) evaluation has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether combining creatinine, cystatin C, and urine… Expand
Benefits of Modest Weight Loss in Improving Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes
OBJECTIVE Overweight and obese individuals are encouraged to lose 5–10% of their body weight to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but data supporting this recommendation are limited,… Expand
Who has diabetes? Best estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Department of Veterans Affairs based on computerized patient data.
OBJECTIVE To optimize methods for identifying patients with diabetes based on computerized records and to obtain best estimates of diabetes prevalence in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients.… Expand
Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes.
BACKGROUND Weight loss is recommended for overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes on the basis of short-term studies, but long-term effects on cardiovascular disease remain unknown. We… Expand
Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of type 2 diabetes.
CONTEXT The frequency of remission of type 2 diabetes achievable with lifestyle intervention is unclear. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of a long-term intensive weight-loss intervention with… Expand
Atrial fibrillation and the risk of myocardial infarction.
IMPORTANCE Myocardial infarction (MI) is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the extent to which AF is a risk factor for MI has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE To… Expand
Risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws: a case-control study from the CONDOR Dental PBRN.
Case reports and cohort studies have linked bisphosphonate therapy and osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ), but neither causality nor specific risks for lesion development have been clearly established.… Expand
Leukocyte Count as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study
Background Increasing evidence supports a role for inflammation in the atherosclerotic process. The role of the leukocyte count as an independent predictor of risk of a first cardiovascular disease… Expand
Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, and quality of care for adults with diabetes enrolled in managed care: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study.
OBJECTIVE To examine racial/ethnic and socioeconomic variation in diabetes care in managed-care settings. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 7,456 adults enrolled in health plans participating… Expand