Vinay K. Cheruvu

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AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) plays a critical role in the stimulation of glucose transport in response to hypoxia and inhibition of oxidative phosphorylation. In the present study, we examined the signaling pathway(s) mediating the glucose transport response following activation of AMPK. Using mouse fibroblasts of AMPK wild type and AMPK knockout, we(More)
Objective: We explored the influence of patients' proactivity in communication, their age, and co-morbidities on physician recommendations of breast and colorectal cancer screening. We focused on mammogram and colono-scopy/sigmoidoscopy, as the recommended screening tests for these prevalent late life cancers. Methods: Data are based on interviews with 414(More)
INTRODUCTION Influenza vaccination rates are low in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A diagnostic breathing test in adults with COPD may increase vaccination rates; however, research has not demonstrated this relationship. The purpose of this research was to determine if adults with COPD diagnosed by a breathing test were more(More)
Introduction: Influenza vaccination rates are low in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A diagnostic breathing test in adults with COPD may increase vaccination rates; however, research has not demonstrated this relationship. The purpose of this research was to determine if adults with COPD diagnosed by a breathing test were more(More)
Findings from studies that examined the association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and smoking status among COPD patients have been mixed. Moreover, factors associated with current smoking in COPD patients and differences by sex have not been fully elucidated. Data from the 2011 and 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was used in(More)
Only half of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report a smoking quit attempt in the past year. Adults with COPD have frequent encounters with the healthcare system that are opportunities for health behavior interventions that support quit attempts. The purpose of this research was to examine individual- and clinical-level factors(More)
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