Mona Sharifi

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BACKGROUND Childhood obesity remains a prominent public health problem. Walkable built environments may prevent excess weight gain. OBJECTIVES We examined the association of walkable built environment characteristics with body mass index (BMI) z-score among a large sample of children and adolescents. METHODS We used geocoded residential address data(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia worsens clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. Precise glycemia control using intravenous insulin improves outcomes. To determine if we could improve glycemia control over a previous paper-based, manual protocol, authors implemented, in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU), an intravenous insulin protocol integrated into a(More)
BACKGROUND Text messaging (short message service, SMS) is a widely accessible and potentially cost-effective medium for encouraging behavior change. Few studies have examined text messaging interventions to influence child health behaviors or explored parental perceptions of mobile technologies to support behavior change among children. OBJECTIVE Our aim(More)
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