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Short report: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can also hurt me: understanding language interpreters' perceptions of stress/growth and needs in a pediatric medical setting.

Ginger D Cline, Dara M Steinberg, Rachel A Kentor, Alison B Shellman, Alyssa M Fritz, Petra Duran, Nicole M Schneider,

An increased focus on quality, trauma-informed patient care also warrants examination of providers' experiences of stress in medical settings. However, little is known about language interpreters' experiences of stress in the pediatric hospital setting, despite their involvement in acute and difficult patient encounters. This pilot study evaluated language interpreters' experiences ... Read more >>

Psychol Health Med (Psychology, health & medicine)
[2020, :1-9]

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Randomized controlled trial comparing hydroxychloroquine with pioglitazone as third-line agents in type 2 diabetic patients failing metformin plus a sulfonylurea: A pilot study.

Stanley H Hsia, Petra Duran, Martin L Lee, Mayer B Davidson,

J Diabetes (Journal of diabetes)
[2020, 12(1):91-94]

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Friend Support and the Parenting of Latina Adolescent Mothers: The Moderating Role of Maternal Age.

Stephanie G Silberman, Josefina M Grau, Patricia Castellanos, Petra A Duran, Erin Smith,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study examined the role of maternal age in the relation between social support from friends and parenting adjustment in a sample of young Latina mothers and their 18-month-old children (<i>N</i>=168).<h4>Methods</h4>Hierarchical multiple regression analyses tested friend social support types (emotional, socializing, child care) as differential predictors of maternal behavior (sensitivity, ... Read more >>

J Child Fam Stud (Journal of child and family studies)
[2020, 29(5):1444-1457]

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Cancer-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors within the Latino Faith Community in South Los Angeles.

Aziza Lucas-Wright, Petra Duran, Mohsen Bazargan, Claudia Vargas, Annette E Maxwell,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The goal of this study was to establish relationships with Latino churches in South Los Angeles and to collect data from parishioners regarding their access to care, cancer risk factors, and cancer-related knowledge, attitudes and screening.<h4>Methods</h4>In 2014, we approached five Latino churches. All allowed us to describe the study and ... Read more >>

Ethn Dis (Ethnicity & disease)
[2019, 29(2):239-246]

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Scratching Below the Surface: Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Hospitalization With the Pediatric Trauma Service.

Virginia Depp Cline, Brian Whitaker, Petra A Duran, Kelly Ratcliff, Eric H Rosenfeld, Bindi Naik-Mathuria,

Significant progress has occurred medically for children who have experienced traumatic injuries; however, attention to their psychological adjustment has only more recently been a focus in research and clinical practice. These needs do not cease at discharge but, instead, require monitoring to determine whether further assessment and/or intervention are required. ... Read more >>

J Trauma Nurs (Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses)
[2018, 25(4):228-232]

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Comparison of Insulin Dose Adjustments by Primary Care Physicians and Endocrinologists.

Mayer B Davidson, Petra Duran, S Joshua Davidson, Martin Lee,

IN BRIEF Insulin dose adjustment decisions in 20 simulated patients by nine primary care physicians (PCPs) and nine endocrinologists were compared to the algorithms used in a diabetes program in a large safety-net clinic. The number of dose changes was similar in the PCP and endocrinologist groups; however, the amounts ... Read more >>

Clin Diabetes (Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association)
[2018, 36(1):39-43]

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Psychological Adjustment among Young Puerto Rican Mothers: Perceived Partner Support and the Moderating Role of Latino Cultural Orientation.

Josefina M Grau, Patricia Castellanos, Erin N Smith, Petra A Duran, Stephanie Silberman, Lauren Wood,

Adolescent mothers face multiple stressors and are at risk for experiencing high levels of depressive symptoms and parenting stress. This study examined the interplay of Latino cultural orientation and perceived support from romantic partners in protecting the adjustment of young, low-income, Puerto Rican mothers (<i>N</i> = 103; <i>M</i> age = ... Read more >>

J Lat Psychol (Journal of Latina/o psychology)
[2017, 5(1):45-60]

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The influence of cultural orientation on associations between Puerto Rican adolescent mothers' parenting and toddler compliance and defiance.

Lauren E Wood, Josefina M Grau, Erin N Smith, Petra A Duran, Patricia Castellanos,

<h4>Objectives</h4>It is imperative that individual differences in the cultural contexts of adolescent mothers, whose parenting is often linked to poor child outcomes, be better understood, especially among Puerto Rican-origin mothers who experience high rates of poverty. Behaviors that mothers use to elicit compliance from their children are important to investigate, ... Read more >>

Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol (Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology)
[2017, 23(2):300-309]

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Developmental outcomes of toddlers of young Latina mothers: Cultural, family, and parenting factors.

Josefina M Grau, Petra A Duran, Patricia Castellanos, Erin N Smith, Stephanie G Silberman, Lauren E Wood,

Children of adolescent mothers are at risk for poor developmental outcomes. This study is among the first to examine how cultural, family, and parenting factors prospectively predict the cognitive and language development of children of young Latina mothers (N=170; Mage=17.9 years). Mothers were interviewed and observed interacting with their children ... Read more >>

Infant Behav Dev (Infant behavior & development)
[2015, 41:113-126]

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Effect of long term vitamin D supplementation on biomarkers of inflammation in Latino and African-American subjects with pre-diabetes and hypovitaminosis D.

I Sinha-Hikim, P Duran, R Shen, M Lee, T C Friedman, M B Davidson,

Low vitamin D levels are associated with minority subjects, the metabolic syndrome, and inflammation. The effect of vitamin D supplementation on markers of inflammation has not been well studied. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of high doses of vitamin D supplementation for 1 year on ... Read more >>

Horm Metab Res (Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme)
[2015, 47(4):280-283]

Cited: 11 times

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Community screening for pre-diabetes and diabetes using HbA1c levels in high-risk African Americans and Latinos.

Mayer B Davidson, Petra Duran, Martin L Lee,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate community screening using HbA1c levels in high risk African Americans and Latinos in those not known to have diabetes.<h4>Design</h4>HbA1c levels were measured in 1542 African Americans and Latinos aged > or = 40 years with one or more of the following risk factors: family history in first degree ... Read more >>

Ethn Dis (Ethnicity & disease)
[2014, 24(2):195-199]

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Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Child Behavior Problems among Latina Adolescent Mothers: The Buffering Effect of Mother-reported Partner Child Care Involvement.

Erin N Smith, Josefina M Grau, Petra A Duran, Patricia Castellanos,

We examined the relations between maternal depressive symptoms and child internalizing and externalizing problems in a sample of 125 adolescent Latina mothers (primarily Puerto Rican) and their toddlers. We also tested the influence of mother-reported partner child care involvement on child behavior problems and explored mother-reported partner characteristics that related ... Read more >>

Merrill Palmer Q (Wayne State Univ Press) (Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press))
[2013, 59(3):]

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High-dose vitamin D supplementation in people with prediabetes and hypovitaminosis D.

Mayer B Davidson, Petra Duran, Martin L Lee, Theodore C Friedman,

<h4>Objective</h4>Low vitamin D levels predict the development of diabetes. This double-blind, randomized, control study in subjects with prediabetes and hypovitaminosis D evaluated whether high doses of vitamin D for 1 year affected insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, and the development of diabetes.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>A total of 1,551 subjects ≥40 years ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2013, 36(2):260-266]

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Sitagliptin compared with thiazolidinediones as a third-line oral antihyperglycemic agent in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Stanley H Hsia, Maria D Navar, Petra Duran, Magda Shaheen, Mayer B Davidson,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare sitagliptin and thiazolidinediones as third-line oral antihyperglycemic agents among ethnic minority patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus.<h4>Methods</h4>In an open-label, single-arm design, we treated type 2 diabetic patients who had suboptimal diabetes control on maximum tolerated dosages of metformin plus sulfonylureas with the addition of sitagliptin, 100 ... Read more >>

Endocr Pract (Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists)
[2011, 17(5):691-698]

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Integrating nurse-directed diabetes management into a primary care setting.

Mayer B Davidson, Maria Blanco-Castellanos, Petra Duran,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare outcome measures of nurse-directed diabetes management for 9 to 12 months between a nonintegrated model (patients removed from the primary care clinic and followed up in a separate diabetes clinic with supervision by an endocrinologist) and an integrated model (nurse placed in the primary care clinic with supervision ... Read more >>

Am J Manag Care (The American journal of managed care)
[2010, 16(9):652-656]

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U-500 regular insulin: clinical experience and pharmacokinetics in obese, severely insulin-resistant type 2 diabetic patients.

Mayer B Davidson, Maria D Navar, Diana Echeverry, Petra Duran,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe the clinical experience and the pharmacokinetics of U-500 regular insulin in severely insulin-resistant obese type 2 diabetic patients.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>Patients requiring >200 units of insulin with A1C levels >8.0% were switched to U-500 regular insulin. For the pharmacokinetic study, fasting subjects received 100 units of U-500 regular ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2010, 33(2):281-283]

Cited: 29 times

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Effect of pharmacological treatment of depression on A1C and quality of life in low-income Hispanics and African Americans with diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Diana Echeverry, Petra Duran, Curley Bonds, Martin Lee, Mayer B Davidson,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine whether pharmacological treatment of depression in low-income minorities with diabetes improves A1C and quality of life (QOL).<h4>Research design and methods</h4>This was a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Patients were screened for depression using Whooley's two-question tool at a county diabetes clinic. Depression was confirmed (or not) with the ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2009, 32(12):2156-2160]

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Medication adherence in psychopharmacologically treated adults with ADHD.

Steven A Safren, Petra Duran, Iftah Yovel, Carol A Perlman, Susan Sprich,

<h4>Objective</h4>One of the potential causes of residual symptoms of ADHD in adults can be difficulties with consistent adherence to medications.<h4>Method</h4>This formative study examined self-reported medication adherence in adults with ADHD with clinically significant symptoms despite medication treatment.<h4>Results</h4>Mean adherence for the two-week period prior to the assessment point was 86%, with ... Read more >>

J Atten Disord (Journal of attention disorders)
[2007, 10(3):257-260]

Cited: 33 times

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Effective diabetes care by a registered nurse following treatment algorithms in a minority population.

Mayer B Davidson, Maria Castellanos, Petra Duran, Vicki Karlan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare usual care with nurse-directed care for patients with diabetes.<h4>Study design</h4>Randomized before-after trial.<h4>Methods</h4>Diabetic patients were randomly selected for a diabetes managed care program (DMCP), in which a specially trained registered nurse, supervised by an endocrinologist, followed detailed treatment algorithms. Process and outcome measures during the year before DMCP entry ... Read more >>

Am J Manag Care (The American journal of managed care)
[2006, 12(4):226-232]

Cited: 12 times

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The effect of self monitoring of blood glucose concentrations on glycated hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients not taking insulin: a blinded, randomized trial.

Mayer B Davidson, Maria Castellanos, Don Kain, Petra Duran,

Am J Med (The American journal of medicine)
[2005, 118(4):422-425]

Cited: 94 times

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Indirect support for the use of supplemental insulin in hospitalized insulin-requiring diabetic patients.

Mayer B Davidson, Stanton Dulan, Petra Duran, Mohsen Bazargan,

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2004, 27(9):2260-2261]

Cited: 2 times

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