William Gong

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OBJECTIVE To review the efficacy and safety of natural products commonly used for diabetes. DATA SOURCES English and Spanish-language journals retrieved through a MEDLINE search of articles published between 1960 and December 2001 using these index terms: Opuntia, karela, gymnema, tecoma, alpha lipoic acid, thioctic acid, ginseng, panaxans, and diabetes.(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The growing epidemic of T2DM has contributed to CVD becoming the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. OBJECTIVE To review the pathophysiology of CVD; to demonstrate the interrelatedness of CVD, the metabolic syndrome, and T2DM;(More)
OBJECTIVES An integrated health system in a large metropolitan area, to maximize its manpower and resources, developed a pharmacist-operated Health Management Center (HMC). The primary objectives of the HMC are to provide a continuum of patient care, decrease emergency department visits, decrease episodes of hospitalization, and increase patient(More)
The script concordance (SC) test is an assessment tool designed to probe whether knowledge of examinees is efficiently organized for clinical actions. The aim of this study was to develop an SC test, and determine whether it could be used to differentiate novices from expert pharmacists in their ability to carry out clinical actions in the area of diabetes(More)
To aid in the planning of patient-oriented pharmacy services in an ambulatory care center, the demographic profile of the patients visiting the pharmacist at the Sunol Health Center (SHC) pharmacy in Los Angeles, California was studied. Analysis of the data collected over a 6-month period revealed that female patient visits were double the number of male(More)