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Inhibition, Structure, and Function of Ghrelin-O-Acyltransferase
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-03-26)
Ghrelin-O-Acyltransferase (GOAT) is an 11-transmembrane integral membrane protein that octanoylates Ser3 of the metabolism-regulating gastric peptide hormone ghrelin, producing the active form of this hormone. Protein ...
Reducing Healthcare Costs and Improving Patient Health: Leveraging The Affordable Care Act to Address the Growing Diabetes Epidemic
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-09-02)
The enactment of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 marks the largest shift in U.S. healthcare delivery since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid. High costs of care, poor access to health insurance, ...
The Epidemiology of Nontraditional Biomarkers of Hyperglycemia and their Prognostic Value
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-07-06)
This dissertation focuses on the utility of nontraditional biomarkers of hyperglycemia (fructosamine, glycated albumin, and 1,5-anhydroglucitol [1,5-AG]) for research and clinical purposes. We have undertaken several studies ...
Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Patterns and Glycemic Control in a Pediatric Cohort
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-03-27)
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic disease caused by an auto-immune response where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed. Patents with T1DM do not produce any insulin; consequently, they must ...
PERCEPTIONS OF CARE IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM: AN ANALYSIS COMPARING EXPERIENCES OF CARE OF MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETES ENROLLED IN TRADITIONAL MEDICARE AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-04-09)
Background: The Medicare program offers two main insurance options: Traditional Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA). The primary purpose of the two options is to provide healthcare choices to Medicare ...
Cross-Sectional and Prospective Associations Between Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Diabetes in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
(Johns Hopkins University, 2015-05-01)
Background Diabetes is increasing in the United States, and affects almost a third of older adults. Previous research has focused on clinical and individual risk factors for diabetes, and there is little research on the ...