V A Diaz

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of quality improvement training during residency on current practice
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 44:569-73. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular and diabetes risk perception in a Hispanic community sample
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:5-11. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Effect of healthy lifestyle behaviors on the association between leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcium
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:659-63. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Cultural conflicts in the weight loss experience of overweight Latinos
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:328-33. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting research participation in African American college students
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 40:46-51. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The association of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency with diabetic nephropathy: implications for health disparities
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:521-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinician knowledge about use of intrauterine devices in adolescents in South Carolina AHEC
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 43:407-11. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Race and diet in the overweight: association with cardiovascular risk in a nationally representative sample
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Nutrition 21:718-25. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Teaching quality improvement in a primary care residency
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:454-60. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Are ethnic differences in insulin sensitivity explained by variation in carbohydrate intake?
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, PO Box 250192, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabetologia 48:1264-8. 2005

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of quality improvement training during residency on current practice
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 44:569-73. 2012
    ..Quality improvement (QI) has become an integral aspect of family medicine residency training. This study examines whether QI training during residency is associated with the integration of QI activities into practice following graduation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular and diabetes risk perception in a Hispanic community sample
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:5-11. 2012
    ..We examined perceptions of 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk or likelihood of having undiagnosed diabetes or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) with actual risk in a community sample of Hispanic adults...
  3. doi request reprint Effect of healthy lifestyle behaviors on the association between leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcium
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:659-63. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the results of the present study suggest that being involved in healthy lifestyle behaviors might attenuate the association between shorter telomere length and coronary atherosclerosis, as identified using CAC...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cultural conflicts in the weight loss experience of overweight Latinos
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:328-33. 2007
    ..Therefore, we describe weight loss experiences, attitudes and barriers in overweight Latino adults...
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting research participation in African American college students
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 40:46-51. 2008
    ..African American participation in research trials must increase. This study evaluates factors affecting participation of African American college students in medical research...
  6. doi request reprint The association of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency with diabetic nephropathy: implications for health disparities
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:521-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency with diabetic nephropathy across racial/ethnic groups...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinician knowledge about use of intrauterine devices in adolescents in South Carolina AHEC
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 43:407-11. 2011
    ..This study describes use of IUDs and knowledge regarding IUD use in adolescents in South Carolina family medicine residency programs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Race and diet in the overweight: association with cardiovascular risk in a nationally representative sample
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Nutrition 21:718-25. 2005
    ..Because dietary differences may account for much of the racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular risk status, we evaluate the effect of race on cardiovascular risk after adjustment for dietary factors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Teaching quality improvement in a primary care residency
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:454-60. 2010
    ..In spite of the importance of teaching QI principles, limited literature exists on the implementation and evaluation of these in residency programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Are ethnic differences in insulin sensitivity explained by variation in carbohydrate intake?
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, PO Box 250192, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabetologia 48:1264-8. 2005
    ..This health disparity may be due to less healthy diets and/or heritable factors in minority populations. These factors must be assessed concurrently to better appreciate their contribution to insulin sensitivity...
  11. ncbi request reprint The association between weight fluctuation and mortality: results from a population-based cohort study
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Community Health 30:153-65. 2005
    ..Thus, health care providers should promote a commitment to maintaining weight loss to avoid weight fluctuation and consider patients' weight histories when assessing their risk status...
  12. ncbi request reprint How does ethnicity affect the association between obesity and diabetes?
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabet Med 24:1199-204. 2007
    ..To examine the utility of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHR) in assessing diabetes risk across different ethnic groups...
  13. pmc Association between vitamin D and diabetic neuropathy in a nationally representative sample: results from 2001-2004 NHANES
    L H Soderstrom
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabet Med 29:50-5. 2012
    ..To evaluate the association between vitamin D insufficiency and peripheral neuropathy in a nationally representative sample of adults with diagnosed diabetes...
  14. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in the relationship of prediabetes with the presence of target-organ disease
    M S Player
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabetes Metab 37:403-9. 2011
    ..Ethnic differences in risks related to prediabetes have not been well studied. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between prediabetes and the presence of target-organ disease in terms of ethnic differences...
  15. pmc Impact of the population at risk of diabetes on projections of diabetes burden in the United States: an epidemic on the way
    A G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabetologia 50:934-40. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to make projections of the future diabetes burden for the adult US population based in part on the prevalence of individuals at high risk of developing diabetes...
  16. doi request reprint Telomere length and adiposity in a racially diverse sample
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:261-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the cross-sectional relationship of anthropometric measures (body mass index (BMI) and visceral fat and the adipokines leptin and adiponectin) with telomere length in a racially diverse sample...
  17. ncbi request reprint Having a regular physician and attempted weight loss after screening for hypertension or hypercholesterolemia
    A G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:223-7. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between having a regular physician, results of screening tests for cardiovascular risk (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) and efforts to lose weight among obese adults...
  18. pmc Investigating complementary and alternative medicine use in a Spanish-speaking Hispanic community in South Carolina
    Philip Trangmar
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:S12-5. 2008
    ..This study investigated the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Spanish-speaking Hispanics in the Charleston, South Carolina, area...
  19. ncbi request reprint Competing impact of excess weight versus cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular risk
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1468-71. 2006
    ..In conclusion, patients who are "fat but fit" require weight-loss interventions to improve their cardiovascular risk profiles. Future interventions should emphasize weight control, even for those with high CRF...
  20. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in attitudes toward personalized medicine
    V A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S C, USA
    Public Health Genomics 17:1-6. 2014
    ..Patient concerns regarding personalized medicine may limit its use. This study assesses racial differences in attitudes toward personalized medicine, evaluating variables that may influence these attitudes...
  21. pmc Assessing risk for development of diabetes in young adults
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    Ann Fam Med 5:425-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate a preexisting multivariable risk score for the development of diabetes in a young adult cohort...
  22. doi request reprint Relation of serum ferritin level to cardiovascular fitness among young men
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:115-8. 2009
    ..5% in young adult men. In conclusion, elevated ferritin levels, even those much lower than what is normally considered to be elevated, were associated with a decreased likelihood of having high CVF in young adult men...
  23. doi request reprint Moderate alcohol intake is associated with decreased risk of insulin resistance among individuals with vitamin D insufficiency
    Marty S Player
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Nutrition 26:100-5. 2010
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  24. pmc Availability of antibiotics for purchase without a prescription on the internet
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:431-5. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine antibiotics available to patients without a prescription, a phenomenon on the Internet...
  25. pmc A community intervention to decrease antibiotics used for self-medication among Latino adults
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St Charleston, SC 29425 USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:520-6. 2009
    ..We implemented and evaluated a culturally sensitive educational intervention to decrease antibiotic self-medication...
  26. doi request reprint Leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcification
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Atherosclerosis 210:262-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of telomere length with coronary artery calcification in middle aged adults...
  27. doi request reprint Use of the nutrition facts label in chronic disease management: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Robert E Post
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:628-32. 2010
    ..12 to 2.00). Those who read food labels consumed less energy, saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugar, and more fiber than those who did not. These findings point to the value of dietary counseling in chronic disease management...
  28. doi request reprint Vitamin D and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage
    Eric M Matheson
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:455-60. 2010
    ..04 (95% CI 1.09-3.84). Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of MRSA nasal carriage. Further trials may be warranted to determine whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of MRSA colonization...
  29. ncbi request reprint Life stress and atherosclerosis: a pathway through unhealthy lifestyle
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 29425, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 40:147-61. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between a general measure of chronic life stress and atherosclerosis among middle aged adults without clinical cardiovascular disease via pathways through unhealthy lifestyle characteristics...
  30. pmc Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus in the United States, 2001-2002
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:132-7. 2006
    ..We computed population-based estimates of nasal carriage of S aureus and risk factors for carriage, as well as population-based estimates of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA)...
  31. pmc Trends in hospitalizations with antibiotic-resistant infections: U.S., 1997-2006
    Arch G Mainous
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, 295 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:354-60. 2011
    ..We evaluated the trends in hospitalizations associated with antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. hospitals from 1997 to 2006...
  32. doi request reprint The relationship of hepatitis antibodies and elevated liver enzymes with impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:497-503. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of hepatitis antibodies and liver enzymes with impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes in adults...
  33. doi request reprint Importance of a patient's personal health history on assessments of future risk of coronary heart disease
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:408-13. 2008
    ..We implemented this study to evaluate whether accounting for previous Framingham Risk Scores (FRSs) improves the predictive ability of a current FRS for future CHD in middle-aged adults...
  34. pmc Changes in age at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the United States, 1988 to 2000
    Richelle J Koopman
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, PO Box 250192, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:60-3. 2005
    ..There is also concern that diabetes may be occurring at a greater frequency in youth and in young adults. We describe US population trends in self-reported age at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predicting coronary heart disease risk using multiple lipid measures
    Charles J Everett
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:986-8. 2005
    ..An overall measure combining information from the 7 lipids was compared with conventional lipid measures in adjusted survival analyses and was found to be a superior predictor of coronary heart disease risk...
  36. pmc Acculturation and diabetes among Hispanics: evidence from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:60-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of our research was to examine acculturation among Hispanic Americans with respect to prevalence and control of diabetes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Practice patterns in sildenafil prescribing
    Sara E Young
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, PO Box 250192, 195 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 38:110-5. 2006
    ..This study explores the incorporation of sildenafil into treatment of the common conditions of psychosexual and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  38. pmc Diabetes management in the USA and England: comparative analysis of national surveys
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:463-9. 2006
    ..To compare diabetes management in adults between England and the United States, particularly focusing on the impact of a universal access health insurance system...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does fingernail polish affect pulse oximeter readings?
    Ann M Rodden
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 23:51-5. 2007
    ..Establishing the effect of nail polish on SpO(2) is relevant to clinical practice, since removing nail polish requires clinical time and supplies...
  40. pmc Multiple lipid scoring system for prediction of coronary heart disease risk: application to African Americans
    Charles J Everett
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun St, PO Box 250192, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1740-5. 2006
    ..Our current inquiry uses the multiple lipid measure to create a scoring system and validates that system in a second cohort...
  41. ncbi request reprint Association of a polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin, a polychlorinated biphenyl, and DDT with diabetes in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Charles J Everett
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Environ Res 103:413-8. 2007
    ..These findings add to the list of chemicals found to be associated with diabetes in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  42. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for Hispanic adults with diabetes
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 39:351-6. 2007
    ..Hispanics in the United States are disproportionately affected by diabetes. We examined the quality of care for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults with diabetes to investigate potential disparities in health care...
  43. doi request reprint Factors affecting Latino adults' use of antibiotics for self-medication
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:128-34. 2008
    ..We explored Latino adults' experience in treating common infections particularly in regards to self-medication with antibiotics...
  44. pmc Acculturation and healthy lifestyle among Latinos with diabetes
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:131-7. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the association of acculturation on healthy lifestyle habits among the Latino population in the United States with diabetes...
  45. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity in management of diabetes mellitus among Latino ethnic subgroups in the United States
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:598-605. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of diabetes care among ethnic subgroups of the Latino population in the United States while accounting for aspects of acculturation and access to care...
  46. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance in adolescents
    Ann M Rodden
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Pediatr 151:275-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship of other body mass index (BMI) ranges with Homeostasis Model Assessment-Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR), a surrogate marker for insulin resistance in adolescents...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prehypertension and insulin resistance in a nationally representative adult population
    Marty S Player
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:424-9. 2007
    ..22-2.30). After stratifying by sex, IR was associated with prehypertension in only men for both IR measures. In conclusion, prehypertension is associated with higher IR in men, which may confer additional cardiovascular disease risk...
  48. pmc A coronary heart disease risk score based on patient-reported information
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:1236-41. 2007
    ..69, p = 0.01). In conclusion, the Personal HEART score identifies 10-year risk for CHD based on self-report data, is similar in predictive ability to the FRS and European SCORE, and has the potential for easy self-assessment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Undiagnosed obesity: implications for undiagnosed hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Fam Med 36:639-44. 2004
    ....
  50. pmc Leukocyte telomere length and marital status among middle-aged adults
    Arch G Mainous
    Medical University of South Carolina, Family Medicine, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Age Ageing 40:73-8. 2011
    ..being unmarried is associated with worse health and increased mortality risk. Telomere length has emerged as a marker for biological ageing but it is unclear how telomere length relates to marital status...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of breastfeeding and acculturation in Hispanics: results from NHANES 1999-2000 study
    Maria V Gibson
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine in Charleston, SC 29406, USA
    Birth 32:93-8. 2005
    ..The study objective was to describe current national estimates of the prevalence of breastfeeding and evaluate differences in reasons not to breastfeed by acculturation status...
  52. pmc Research involving latino populations
    Vanessa A Diaz
    Ann Fam Med 3:470-1. 2005
  53. ncbi request reprint Aspirin prophylaxis in diabetes mellitus
    Arch G Mainous
    Fam Med 37:534-5; author reply 535. 2005