W. Kenneth Ward

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To determine the relationship between insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function, we quantified the insulin sensitivity index using the minimal model in 93 relatively young, apparently healthy human subjects of varying degrees of obesity (55 male, 38 female; 18-44 yr of age; body mass index 19.5-52.2 kg/m2) and with fasting glucose levels < 6.4 mM. SI was(More)
In order to assess whether patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) possess normal insulin secretory capacity, maximal B cell responsiveness to the potentiating effects of glucose was estimated in eight untreated patients with NIDDM and in eight nondiabetic controls. The acute insulin response to 5 g intravenous arginine was measured at(More)
The application of microsatellites in evolutionary studies requires an understanding of the patterns governing their evolution in different species. The finding that homologous microsatellite loci are longer, i.e., containing more repeat units, in human and in other primates has been taken as evidence for directional microsatellite evolution and for a(More)
Although the minimal-model-based insulin sensitivity index (S1) can be estimated from the results of a simple 180-min intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT), its relationship to widely accepted but technically more difficult clamp-based techniques has not been resolved in humans. Therefore we measured S1 by standard IVGTT, modified IVGTT, and clamp(More)
BACKGROUND Recent developments and expected near-future improvements in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices provide opportunities to couple them with mathematical forecasting models to produce predictive monitoring systems for early, proactive glycemia management of diabetes mellitus patients before glucose levels drift to undesirable levels. This(More)
The combination of predictive data-driven models with frequent glucose measurements may provide for an early warning of impending glucose excursions and proactive regulatory interventions for diabetes patients. However, from a modeling perspective, before the benefits of such a strategy can be attained, we must first be able to quantitatively characterize(More)
This paper tests the hypothesis that a ¿universal,¿ data-driven model can be developed based on glucose data from one diabetic subject, and subsequently applied to predict subcutaneous glucose concentrations of other subjects, even of those with different types of diabetes. We employed three separate studies, each utilizing a different continuous glucose(More)
OBJECTIVES This clinical practice guideline for treatment of DSM-5 feeding and eating disorders was conducted as part of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Project 2013-2014. METHODS The CPG was developed in accordance with best practice according to the National Health and Medical(More)
NIDDM is characterized by decreased insulin secretory responses to glucose and to nonglucose stimuli, hyperglucagonemia, and decreased tissue sensitivity to insulin. However, it has been unclear which of these abnormalities, if any, precedes the others. Since women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at high risk for eventual(More)
OBJECTIVE Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) Mental Health developed and trialled two clinical pathways on psychosis and depression between 2001 and 2003 with the aim of improving a range of clinical and financial parameters. There was a strong commitment from senior management, appropriate resources were allocated and there was adequate staff(More)