Valerie G. Caryer Cook

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OBJECTIVE By age 5 years, offspring of diabetic mothers (ODMs) are heavier and have altered glucose metabolism compared with offspring of mothers without diabetes (non-DMs). This study evaluates the growth pattern of ODMs before the age of 5 years. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Anthropometric measures (z scores) from birth, 1.5 years, and 7.7 years in Pima(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the period of childhood in which weight relative to height increases in Pima Indian children and young adults in comparison with the general US population. METHODS Heights and weights of children in the Pima Indian population were derived from either clinical examinations conducted by the Department of Public Health Nursing (from(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the outcome of surgical resection in patients with primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ-cell tumors (PMNSGCT) with rising serum tumor markers (STM) following standard platinum-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 158 consecutive patients with PMNSGCT who received platinum-based chemotherapy followed by complete(More)
Low-volume, custom-built or specialty equipment, by nature, has little statistically significant data to predict system availability over the equipment life. Their unique constructions are often costly to purchase and install, and are equally costly to maintain. This paper presents a practical method to estimate the availability of custom-built equipment,(More)
Strategic planning for laboratory operations capital investment involves predicting the usage of equipment used in daily operations. Development laboratories are particularly difficult to model equipment usage, due to the large variation in the types of projects or tests conducted and complex equipment needs. Discrete-element simulation can be used to(More)
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