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KOREAN DIETARY PATTERNS AND THE PREVALENCE OF DIABETES, METABOLIC SYNDROME, AND SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS
(Johns Hopkins University, 2014-07-23)
This dissertation investigates the associations between dietary patterns, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and subclinical atherosclerosis. The literature on Asian dietary patterns and cardiovascular health is limited. For ...
Evaluation of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Kinetics in Prediction of Prostate Cancer Progression
(Johns Hopkins University, 2014-04-25)
Purpose Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) showed unfavorable accuracy to predict prostate cancer progression. With development of multidisciplinary medical science and impending need, the rate of serum PSA change “PSA ...
Arsenic and Chronic Kidney Disease in the Strong Heart Study
(Johns Hopkins University, 2014-10-09)
Arsenic is a worldwide public health problem that affects tens of millions of people. Arsenic has several well-known adverse health effects, but less is known about the role of arsenic in the development of chronic kidney ...
Emerging Non-Hereditary Risk Factors for Stroke
(Johns Hopkins University, 2014-04-04)
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability globally. The vast majority of all strokes occur in low- and middle-income countries, where data are least available to guide clinical decision-making and health policy. ...
Characterization of Pertussis Risk and Antibody Transfer in Infants in Sarlahi District, Nepal: A Community-Based Prospective Cohort Study
(Johns Hopkins University, 2014-12-02)
Background: Pertussis is estimated to cause 2% of childhood deaths globally and is a growing public health problem. Infants are at greatest risk of morbidity and mortality. Maternal vaccination during pregnancy may be ...