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BACKGROUND Advancements in smartphone technology coupled with the proliferation of data connectivity has resulted in increased interest and unprecedented growth in mobile applications for diabetes self-management. The objective of this article is to determine, in a systematic review, whether diabetes applications have been helping patients with type(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in information technology (IT) coupled with the increased ubiquitous nature of information technology (IT) present unique opportunities for improving diabetes self-management. The objective of this paper is to determine, in a systematic review, how IT has been used to improve self-management for adults with Type 1 and Type 2(More)
The study's objective was to compare the bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) between those with normal and increased weight and evaluate if the association was sex-specific. In this cross-sectional review of methacholine challenge test results of 1,141 adults for evaluation of respiratory symptoms, logistic regression analysis was conducted to adjust for(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies of CWR22 tumor cells lack steroid specificity. We sought to determine if CWR22 xenografts also lack steroid specificity. METHODS We injected castrated nude mice with CWR22 tumor cells (6 x 10(6) cells) and implanted Alzet osmotic pumps that delivered approximately 1 mg steroid/kg body weight/day. RESULTS Serum PSA levels were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) for diagnosing diabetes mellitus within a chronic disease management system. METHODS A case-control study including medical records from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2005, was conducted at the Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of recurrent hypercalcemia due to ectopic production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTH-rP) from transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. METHODS We present clinical, laboratory, and pathologic findings in a 73-year-old man with recurrent hypercalcemia. Results of serum calcium,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of medical treatment on the thyroid gland, peripheral circulation, and laboratory findings in patients with Graves' disease. METHODS Twenty patients with Graves' disease were treated with either carbimazole and propranolol (group I) or carbimazole only (group II). Serum free thyroxine (FT(4)), thyroid-stimulating hormone(More)
  • Wael E Eid
  • 2011
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the significant comorbidities of obesity. This review addresses the prevalence of obesity and diabetes mellitus nationally and in South Dakota. It elaborates on some of the mechanisms of association of obesity with diabetes mellitus, including effects related to adipokines, lipotoxicity, vitamin D deficiency and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors potentially contributing to patients' nonattendance or to same-day cancellation of scheduled appointments at an adult endocrinology office practice. METHODS A retrospective, records-based, cross-sectional study was conducted using data from 9,305 electronic medical records of patients presenting at a U.S. metropolitan(More)
  • Wael E Eid
  • 2009
Hypovitaminosis D and its consequences are significant complications in the course of untreated celiac disease (CD). We report a case that illustrates the natural evolution of osteomalacia in an adult patient with untreated CD and his response to vitamin D supplementation. In patients with complicated CD and hypovitaminosis D, vitamin D-2 replacement in(More)